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Editorial .... 


The New Road Home 

I'm for Resolutions 

Our Black-Letter Days 

Alone Among the Nyasas .... 
1960 — A Millstone or a Milestone? . 
Resolve to Keep the Things Worth 


Secrets of a Winning Witness . 
When Science Stood Still .... 






Texas Enjoys Campground 


Report on Vacation Bible School, 

South America 

Sunday School Presents Promotion 


Gary, Indiana, Y.P.E 

I Am a Young People's Department 




Lewis J. Wilis 3 

Jerry Wiley 4 

James E. Adams 6 

Chester Shuler 7 

M. G. McLuhan 8 

Mona Freeman _ — 10 

Katherine Bevis 1 1 

Grace V. Watkins 14 

Donald B. Gibson 16 

Avis Swiger 2 

1 8 

1 9 

C. W. Collins 12 

Bill Watson 20 

William N. Londagin 20 

Eloise Saroff 21 

Nelda Chi Ids 24 

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H. Armstrong Roberts 



By Avis Swiger 

Here we are at the beginning of 
a new year! What do you hope to 
accomplish in 1960? Prayer will 
bring it to pass if you believe as 
you pray. God may not always an- 
swer in the way you expect, but 
the results will be right. Let me 
pass along this little poem to you. 


I asked God for strength, that I might 
I was made weak, that I might learn 
humbly to obey. 
I asked for help so I might do greater 
I was given infirmity, that I might do 
better things. 
I asked for riches, that I might be happy; 
I was given poverty, that I might be wise. 
I asked for all things, that I might enjoy 
I was !?iven life, that I might enjoy ail 
I got nothing that I asked for; 

But everything I had hoped for. 
Despite myself, my prayers were answered. 
I am among all men most richly blessed! 


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2500 MacArthur Avenue 
San Pablo, California 

Vol. 31 JAN UARY, 1960 No. 1 

Charles W. Conn, Editor-in-Chief 


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The Hope of Tomorrow 


Y ,/oUTH IS THE shinning hope of civilization. 
I/I Theirs are the hearts tender enough to feel -the 
'i_S anguish of a suffering universe. Theirs are the 
hands willing enough to bandage the wounds of fel- 
lowmen, who, though not of the same color or speech, 
are of the same creation. Theirs are the eyes clear 
enough to look beyond the specter of bigotry and 
prejudice to the splendor of "loving thy neighbor as 
thyself." Theirs are the souls courageous enough to 
believe that peace is possible, tolerance is necessary 
and righteousness is imperative. Millions of young 
people stand ready today to offer their best for a better 

Young people are not born great leaders; they must 
be taught and trained. The beginning of the youth 
may be as inconspicuous as the acorn which fosters 
the oak tree, but it is also as potential. Youth, as 
formative as the young and tender sapling, is sus- 
ceptible to man and environment. If properly nurtured 
the tree will eventually reach forth arms laden with 
delicious fruit to reward the husbandman. Even so, if 
the youth are given reasonable training they will com- 
pensate with lives of consecrated usefulness. America 
will do well to conserve her youth, for they are her 
hope for a better day. 

The Christian church is required to assume a great 
deal of the responsibility of reaching and teaching 
young people. The law of existence which perpetuates 
the church as well as the nation is found here. With- 
out a continual harvest of young people the Church 
will soon die. They enter the door of conversion un- 
trained, but should emerge into the field of service 
taught and disciplined to become ambassadors for the 
Church. A bishop in a great church wisely declared 
that if Sunday School were divorced from that de- 
nomination, in 15 years the membership would de- 
crease by half, and in 30 years there would be no 
congregations at all. Sunday School and youth or- 
ganizations are not auxiliaries to be tolerated; they 
are dynamos which give light. Youth is the coal to 
be burned. Let the Church become the fire and to- 
gether they warm a cold, shivering world with the 
message of Christ. 

TODAY THE CHURCH of God may take 
justifiable pride in the courageous group of young 

people she has fostered. No doubt more than one-half 
of the church membership are young people under 
35 years of age. This mighty army, as strong and 
loyal as the church has trained it to be, stands 
forth to propagate the message of deliverance. We per- 
ceive, however, that in this age, many once great 
Christians are becoming so engrossed in achieving 
personal attainment that they do not see beyond 
their own ambitions and ideals. This tragic picture is 
a warning to us, for we see these people have vic- 
timized themselves and are lost to selfishness. Youth 
must look beyond themselves to Calvary and Christ. 

This mighty army of Church of God young people 
dare to accept the challenge of Satan. He proposes to 
subjugate all Christendom to the religious tyranny 
of having a "form of godliness but denying the power 
thereof." It is obvious that Pentecost is not exempt 
from his invasion. Our intention is to meet him of- 
fensively. We have chosen to thrust aside passive 
patriotism to the cross of Christ and follow the mili- 
tant Master against this enemy. It appears to us that 
these are days which demand champions of right- 
eousness men and women who have grown strong 
from within, those who have moral stature which 
will resist the beguilement of egotism, the filth of 
materialism and the cancerous encroachments of 
selfishness. We pray God to make us humble enough 
that we may be strong enough for this critical junc- 

We know our Pentecostal birthright is challenged. 
Seditious forces from without and within gnaw at the 
vitals of our experience. Impish whisperings cunning- 
ly seek to discredit the manifestations of the Holy 
Spirit. Because a few have been over zealous, a 
tendency has developed, consciously or unconsciously, 
to restrain the moving of the Spirit. We are not 
alarmists, but we do want to be realists. While these 
tendencies are weak now, they are potential death to 
the Church that we want to be strong and great when 
we are old men and women. Church of God young 
people reaffirm their consecration to the Holy Spirit 
who is to empower and guide them. They know when 
He is come, He will speak for Himself, and the life 
will bear His fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, 
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temper- 

By Jerry Wiley 

The New Road 

Thoughts buzzed 
through Bill's mind 
like a 
swarm of bees. 
He must 
find a place 
where no one 
knew him. 

Bill was on his way to a place 
where no one would know him. 

/Gainful thoughts fiood- 

/ ed Bill Farr's mind as the 

* bus neared town. He knew 

there would be people at the sta- 
tion who had known him all his 
life. He could see the frown on 
their faces as he would step off the 
bus. He would see the faces of for- 
mer friends on the streets of town 
going about their daily shopping. 
He'd have to walk up Main Street 
and face the public. The people 
would be scoffing and sneering as 
he passed them. He'd walk by 
Mitchell's Service Station, where he 
used to work and see old JohnMitch- 
ell sitting just outside the door. 
But he wouldn't even speak to old 
man Mitchell. 

As the bus came nearer to town, 
Bill's heart began to pound rapidly. 
He pulled the cord, signaling the 
driver to stop. He quickly came to 
his feet and walked toward the 
front, and said, "Let me off at the 
crossroad, if you don't mind." 

He stood at the intersection and 
watched the bus disappear from 
sight. Then he made a quick de- 
cision on which road to take and 
started walking toward home. He 
came to a big pasture and left 
the road. This was the long way — 
quite a bit longer — but the distance, 
he thought, was better than facing 
the public. 

He remembered that this was the 
pasture of his old home place. He 
also noticed the pine saplings, the 
willows and pin oak, the poplars 
and chinkapin trees. The place had 
really grown up during his impris- 
onment. He crawled under the 
barbed wire fence and stopped to 
rest in the shade of a huge oak. As 
he sat there, a feeling of regret 
came over him. He wished he had 
gone on into town and met his 
mother and dad. He was thinking 
that perhaps his best opportunity 
in life had passed. 


While sitting in the shade, he 
couldn't help but think of the 
shame and disgrace he'd brought to 
his family. He was thinking of the 
times his mother and dad had told 
him about the goodness of the 
Lord. He could hear his mother 
pleading as if she were sitting at 
his side this very moment. Tears 
began to roll down his cheeks. He 
rose to his feet quickly and start- 
ed toward home. 

It was late in the evening when 
Bill reached home. He saw his fa- 
ther standing on the back porch, 
looking toward him. Then a big 
smile covered his face as he yelled, 
"Hello, Dad!" 

They met with open arms and 
put them around each other. "It's 
sure good to see you son," his fa- 
ther said firmly. "Go see your ma. 
She's in the livin' room." The old 
man looked at Bill seriously and 
said, "We were kinda worried 'bout 
yuh when we found out you weren't 
on the bus." 

His mother was sitting in an old 
platform rocker. As Bill walked in- 
to the house, she arose quickly to 
her feet. There was a grave look on 
her face. She stretched forth her 
arms and pulled him close beside 
her. Large, warm tears began to 
run down her cheeks. "Thank God, 
son," she sobbed. "You're home at 

Bill tried to console her. "Look, 
Mom," he said; "just look at you, 
the best mom in the whole world." 

"You're back, son," she said, with 
a sigh of relief. "Thanks be to the 
Lord, you're back home." 

"Home again at last," Bill 
laughed to himself. 

For the first time in two long 
years, he sat at the dinner table 
with Mother and Dad; he slept in 
his own bed and enjoyed himself 
just like old times. 

But suddenly, a 

thought came to his mind. "I've got 
a hard fight ahead. I've got to face 
the public. What will the people in 
the community think of me? What 
will they say?" 

Bill's thoughts raced back to the 
prison chaplain. "Young man," the 
chaplain had said, "you have paid 
your debt to society. But society in 
many cases never realize that the 
debt is paid. You will need Christ 
in your life to guide you. He will 
give you courage to face the peo- 
ple in your community and show 
them that you are willing to do 
right instead of wrong. That's the 
only way to regain respectability." 

He had heard quite a bit about 
his debt to society. Old John Mitch- 
ell had spoken of it, as well as 
the judge and the chaplain. Mak- 
ing restitution was not enough. Bill 
knew he was wrong at the start. 
But he couldn't understand why, 
after paying the penalty, people 
wanted to look down on him. 

Bill dropped his head into his 
hands. "I know, Dad. I did wrong, 
but old man Mitchell — " 

"John Mitchell is a good man; he 
did what anyone else would have 
done. You'll have to remember that 
sin does not pay," his father said 
with a firm look on his face. 

Bill felt safe and secure as long 
as he didn't get out among the 
people in the community. He was 
afraid of public opinion. As he sat 
in the old rocker on the front 
porch, his mind flashed back to a 
conversation he had overheard on 
the bus. Two men were talking 
about a new highway that was un- 
der construction in Alabama. A 
smile came to his face. "This is my 
big chance. I'll leave town, and 
stay until I'm completely forgot- 
ten," he thought. 

Bill packed his suitcase immedi- 
ately and was at the doorsteps 
when he heard the trembling voice 
of his mother, "Where yuh goin', 

"I'm going to see about a job. I'll 
be back to see you soon!" 

Bill was sitting at the side of the 
road waiting for the late bus. 
Thoughts were buzzing in his mind 
like a swarm of bees. He was on his 
way to a place where no one would 
know him. He would sign up as a 
truck driver and nobody, would ask 
him any questions about his past. 
This would be a new start in life; 
he would work hard and toughen 
his body. His mind would clear as 
time passed on. He could go on like 
this forever, he thought, with a 
broad smile on his face. 

But he could never forget his 
people. He couldn't forget the kind- 
ness of his father, nor could he 
forget the love and prayers of his 
mother. His old friends here at 
home had a special place in his 
heart and life. He suddenly decided 
that this was not the right way to 
win the love and respect he once 
held among the people. Running 
away would get him nowhere. He 
picked up his suitcase and went 
back into the house. 

THE NEXT morning, 
Bill caught the bus and went to 
town. He was a new person. He 
had given his problem some seri- 
ous thought. He had come to realize 
that if he was to get any satis- 
faction out of life and bring any 
comfort to his folks, he would have 
to face the town and show the 
public that he was willing to do 
right and be respected. He glanced 
at one side of the street and then 
the other as the bus drove into the 
center of town. 
When the bus pulled into the sta- 
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<£-] HE ENGLISH PEOPLE used to clean their 

" / chimneys on New Year's Day. It was supposed 

«. ' to guarantee good luck to the household for 

the new year. "Cleaning the chimney" became an ex- 
pression, now modernized to "cleaning the slate." The 
man who starts the new year with a clean slate has 
resolved to quit the bad habits of the preceding year. 

Many times the first of January has been marked 
by various resolutions. Then on succeeding days the 
path of life has been so strewn with the debris of 
broken vows and promises that resolutions have be- 
come a joke. But may we never make the common 
remark: "Resolutions are made to be broken." 

When a person makes a resolution, he indicates that 
he wishes to correct a fault or attain a goal. It is 
commendable to have a vision, a desire to improve. 
However, in the matter of resolutions it is well to 
"aim for the stars but resolve for the moon" — have a 
grand and ultimate goal in life, but attain it through 
a progression of accessible plateaus. 

For example, consider John and Helen, devout 
Christian young people. John resolves to have $5,000 
in the bank before he marries Helen. (There is noth- 
ing wrong with desiring this ultimately, but it is an 
impractical resolution.) These young folk are of mar- 
riageable age. John is madly in love with Helen, and 
she thinks there is nobody like John. If he wrote a 
check, it could not be beyond two figures, so the reso- 
lution does not have a chance. The four-figure bank 
account may materialize only after years of careful 
budgeting on the part of both Helen and John. 

Now John realizes that marriage and furnishing a 
home are going to cost considerably. And he knows 
this idea that "two can live as cheaply as one" is 
nonsense. So he can resolve to provide a "nest egg" 
by banking $15 a week. This will necessitate missing 
some of those sundaes and thick milk shakes. Also, 
he may have to swallow his pride and wear mended 
socks instead of buying new ones. But John has 
set a goal which is possible to attain if he practices 
a frugality to which he is unaccustomed. 

John also is going to have less trouble putting that 
$15 aside after he asks Helen to be his bride. She will 
start to save more, too, and together they will watch 
that bank account grow. There is strength in unity— 
and in love, too. So the resolution (shared with an- 
other and to which both agree) will be easier to keep. 

Copyright 1957 by C. A. Herald. Used by permission. 

Then John and Helen may visit Steve and Mary 
who have been married now for a year. Steve tells 
John how they economized to get their home estab- 
lished. John meanders from room to room, examining 
the comfortable (though not ornate) furnishings. 
John and Helen have discovered a young couple who 
had the same problems (and the same vision) as they 
have. Steve and Mary have proved that a home can 
be established without a large bank account. John is 
encouraged in his resolution. In all probability, he will 
consistently bank $15 (or more) per week. And no 
doubt he will have the $5,000 toward purchasing a 
home some day — after he and Helen have married. 

Is THIS JUST natural reasoning, or do 
we have a Biblical precedent? 

Daniel stood at the crossroad. One road led to the 
heights of worldly opportunity. His training and ability 
made this way alluring. But traveling this road in- 
volved compromising his convictions. On the other 
road, he could retain his integrity but would prob- 
ably return to obscurity. It was a hard decision for a 
young man to make. 

Note Daniel's characteristics: "God had brought 
Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince 
of the eunuchs" (Daniel 1:9). This immediately iden- 
tified him as a child of God — prayerful and zealous. 
He possessed a meek and quiet spirit, a pleasant dis- 

The Scriptures state that "Daniel purposed in his 
heart . . ." In other words, he made a resolution; he 
determined his course of action but did not adopt a 
belligerent attitude. He asked that he be served vege- 
tables and water, not the food and wine of the Baby- 

While the prince of the eunuchs considered this un- 
usual request, Daniel told his four friends cf his reso- 
lution. They resolved to stand with him. The prince 
again approached Daniel who had been strengthened 
and encouraged by the decision of his friends. They 
took an humble attitude and besought the eunuch to 
give their suggestion a trial for ten days. He granted 
their request. 

While unacquainted with anyone who had conquered 
in a like circumstance, they knew from the Scriptures 
that God meets those who resolve to glorify Him. They 
thought of Joseph who resolved to keep himself pure, 
and later ruled a great nation. They had the example 
of Job who (though God seemed so far away) resolved 
to be steadfast in his faith saying, "Though He slay 
me, yet will I trust Him." Then they could almost hear 
this old patriarch say, "But now mine eye seeth thee." 

You know the story; the eunuch was convinced. "As 
for these four children, God gave them knowledge and 
skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had un- 
derstanding in all visions and dreams" (Daniel 1:17). 

They kept their resolution. 

I'm for resolutions. Challenge yourself with a 
worthy resolution. Resolve for the glory of God. The 
"laissez-faire" (drifting with the stream) attitude is 
too prevalent nowadays. Set a goal and trust God to 
help you accomplish the desire of your heart. 

Chester Shuler 


(\ a # HEN AT MIDNIGHT of New Year's Eve the 
I /I J bells noisily proclaim the advent of 1960, 
t/\y new calendars will hang upon the walls of 
our homes and offices. A new calendar is an inter- 
esting object to think about as we begin another year 
of Time. Each of those numerals represents a day 
through which we may be permitted to live in this 
world. Twenty-four hours of responsibility are in each. 
Let us turn back the pages now to December, and 
consider that when those days arrive we shall know 
much more than at present, for we shall have lived 
through the days and nights which intervene, should 
the Lord tarry and spare our lives. 

Some calendars have the Sundays and holidays 
printed in red. "It was a red-letter day for me," we 
remark when speaking of some particularly inspiring 
experience. Fortunately, most of us do have some red- 
letter days mixed among the ordinary ones, some 
mountain-top experiences which uplift and encourage 
to better living. An example is the opportunity to at- 
tend a helpful Bible conference or convention where 
we may absorb knowledge and inspiration, later to 
be imparted to others engaged in Christian work. Fel- 
lowship with Christian friends, exchange of helpful 
experiences, planning great things for God — these may 
become red-letter occasions for us. 

But for most of us the majority of the days of the 
year will be just plain "black-letter" ones, during 
which we shall work, play, laugh, cry, and perform 
the routine of daily living. If they are to contain much 
that is inspirational we shall have to see that it is 

The next year may hold plenty of trouble for most 
of us. No Christian is immune to trouble, for as the 
poet has so truly said: 

God hath not promised 

Skies always blue, 
Flower-strewn pathways 

All our lives through; 
God hath not promised 

Sun without rain, 
Joy without sorrow, 

Peace without pain* 

We shall not find too much around us to inspire or 
encourage. Our greatest inspiration and encourage- 
ment must be drawn from above. 1 

Some years ago, an old-fashioned covered wooden 
bridge spanned the broad Susquehanna River in Pen- 
sylvania at a point where the stream is a mile wide. 
When one entered the bridge it seemed dark and fore- 

boding. But very far in the distance was a glimmer 
of light, and as one went farther into the dimly- 
lighted bridge that glimmer increased in size and 
brightness until at last one emerged again into sun- 
shine on the other shore of the river. 

THE YEAR WHICH now lies ahead is 
somewhat like that bridge, as it spans days and 
months of Time. Some of our black-letter days may 
be dark indeed, but if by faith we shall keep an eye 
on the glimmer ahead, we shall finally emerge into the 
glory of a brighter future. The world does not love a 
Christian.^ But a true Christian is the only one who has 
any chance to see light ahead, for even in the darkest 
moments, he can look up and see light beyond. 

Sundays usually appear in red on our calendars. 
Surely the Lord's Day should be a red-letter day for 
Christian people. Church and Sunday School offer in- 
spiration and instruction for everyday living. Leisure 
in the home provides opportunity for rest, fellowship, 
reading, prayer, and helpful conversation. But red- 
letter days can be helpful only if we choose to use 
them properly. It will be tragic indeed if in our land, 
where the Lord's Day has been a blessing for so long, 
this day continues to be desecrated and improperly 

Long-distance telephone conversations must pass 
through frequent relay stations. In much the same 
way our black-letter days will be happier and better 
if we do not fail to put into them some form of in- 
spiration. If our church still holds mid-week prayer 
meetings, let us attend regularly. In the home, family 
worship and private devotions are essential. Reading 
of Christian papers and magazines or books is help- 
ful. These things should be "musts" for us through- 
out the coming year. 

The days of this year are all a part of God's Time 
Table. He has the entire year planned and knows 
exactly what will prove best for His own. 3 This we 
shall have to accept by faith; it will hardly seem true 
as we listen to commentators or read the secular pub- 
lications. But Christians know it is the truth. 

One of the best resolutions we can make and keep 
throughout the year is this: "I resolve, by God's help, 
to keep communication channels with heaven open." 
This is not only a good resolution, but an essential 
if we would live helpfully and courageously through 
this or any year of our earthly sojourn. 

* Annie Johnson Flint in BEST LOVED RELIGIOUS POEMS, 
p. 94, Revell, 1933. 

1. Colossians 3:1, 2. 

2. John 15:18, 19. 

3. Romans 8:28. 


church in Nyasaland 

with Supt's reed 

hut and land 


By M. G. McLuhan 

Overseer of British Central Africa 

an ebony 
cherub wrapped 
in her dusty 



^ARLY IN THIS year of 1959, 
f I made my plans to visit our 
C-* brethren in Nyasaland. I did 
not plan to make the trip until 
the dry weather came to the Cen- 
tral African veldt, so that the bush 
roads would be bone dry. I had not 
settled in my mind as to the exact 
month that would be set aside for 
this visit, but hoped to have caught 
up on other important work in time 
to permit me to leave in July. The 
Nyasaland work is largely indig- 
enous, there being no resident white 
superintendent in the area so far 
as our church is concerned. Here 
the hardy Nyasas, under their own 
leadership and initiative, have been 
struggling under great difficul- 
ties to promote the gospel. 

The arduous task of setting up 
our mission headquarters for Cen- 
tral Africa was almost accom- 
plished. I had found time to make 
several visits to our Matibi Mission 
Station, three hundred miles to the 
south of our headquarters, and 
things were on the move there. We 
also concluded a fourteen-day Min- 
isters' Seminar for our Central 
African preachers, and the great 

mountain of work that had loomed 
up before us at the first of the 
year was now diminishing satis- 
factorily. The prospect of finding 
time to visit the Copperbelt in 
Northern Rhodesia to set up an 
evangelistic program to reach to- 
ward the one million souls there 
was now within the realm of pos- 
sibility. This also meant that from 
there we would go on up the Great 
East Road for six hundred miles to 

Our pleasant anticipations and 
plans were rudely upset when the 
news announcers told the story of 
uprising and bloodshed in this fair- 
est but smallest province of the 
Central African Federation. Over- 
head we heard the roar of the troop 
transports, and every daily news 
report told of the seriousness of the 
situation. Airfields had been seized 
by the insurgents, bridges were be- 
ing demolished, and roads were 
blocked by debris and felled trees. 
The saddest of all was the story of 
returning pilots, who reported see- 
ing mission stations burning. One 
woman missionary narrowly es- 
caped. She had fled, but decided to 
return quickly for some of her be- 
longings. The insurgents had ar- 
rived shortly after she had left the 
first time, but they returned only a 
few minutes after her second de- 
parture with her belongings. Im- 
agine her frantic fear when only a 

few miles from the mission sta- 
tion her four-wheel drive vehicle 
was bogged down in the mud. On 
foot she returned to the mission 
for help, and only by the mercy 
of God did she miss the blood- 
thirsty mob who were looking for 
her. She got help and was soon on 
her way to safety. There are other 
stories that could be told, but they 
will not serve my purpose here. 

My plans for the Nyasaland trip 
were temporarily shelved, but soon 
the news came that the govern- 
ment forces had everything in 
hand, and peace had been re- 
stored. After praying about the 
matter, I felt that, contrary to the 
advice of some, I should go ahead 
with my Nyasaland trip. There was 
a possibility of further uprising, but 
from the news it seemed that these 
fears by some of further blood- 
shed were based on fear rather 
than fact. 

Consequently the plans were set 
up, and on Friday morning, July 
31, everything was a hive of ac- 
tivity at the Central African mis- 
sion office in Salisbury, Southern 
Rhodesia. The heavy, four-wheel 
drive, diesel powered Land Rover 
was being loaded for the long 
journey that would take it more 
than two thousand miles into the 
heart of Central Africa. Canned 
foods and other essentials for the 
trip were packed into the large 


locker which we use for that pur- 
pose. It was after lunch before we 
were ready to leave. Finally we 
drove out the front gate and soon 
Salisbury with its beautiful skyline 
of new high office buildings was 
lost to sight. Before us lay many 
unseen dangers. Perhaps we would 
be heartbroken with what we 
found; on the other hand, we might 
come back home rejoicing. 

There were three of us seated in 
the Land Rover truck-type vehicle. 
In the back were our camping 
stuff and food. This time there was 
only one white face looking out the 
windshield; the two men beside me 
were African brethren. One was my 
trusted assistant superintendent, 
Lazarus Chikovi, a veteran warrior 
of the cross in this darkened land. 
He had been blazing trails in dark 
Africa among his own people for a 
quarter of a century, and the ma- 
jority of our capable African 
preachers are his converts. He is a 
man of wisdom and character, and 
I thank God for a man of his 
caliber as my assistant. The other 
passenger was my African secre- 
tary, Josiah Mutumba. He is a 
young man, an ardent scholar with 
a keen mind and a bright future 
in the Lord's work. Both of these 
brethren speak English, as well as 
several African languages, and I am 
seldom at a loss for an interpreter 
when they are with me. Brother 
Mutumba writes to the African be- 
lievers who cannot read English, 
and in that way we do not have 
any misunderstandings on the field. 

The main roads in 

Central Africa are now pretty good, 
and late that night we arrived in 
Lusaka, capital of Northern Rho- 
desia. Lusaka is slightly more than 
three hundred miles from Salisbury, 
and en route we passed the mighty 
Kariba Dam on the Zambezi River. 
Here one of the largest man-made 
lakes in the world is rapidly form- 
ing. The whole world has thrilled 
to the great game rescue opera- 
tions that have taken place here 
recently. We did not have time to 
turn off and take a good look at 
the project. The light was fading 
anyway, and time was at a premi- 
um. Without too much difficulty, 
we found the home of our white 

pastor in Lusaka. He is Rev. David 
Cinamon, and a fine job he is do- 
ing in this young and growing city. 
He and his fine wife entertained us 
royally. Though it was late, they 
gave us supper, and then we were 
taken to the places in the city 
where accommodations had been 
arranged for us. Bed was a welcome 
thought, and soon kind Morpheus 
had quietly shouldered our bur- 

The following three days were 
spent on an inspection and organi- 
zation tour of our work in the Cop- 
perbelt in Northern Rhodesia, near 
the Congo Border. I shall not go 
into detail on this phase of our trip 
now, as I plan to cover this vital 
field in a separate article. To say 
the least, the opportunities are 
staggering in this area of a mil- 
lion lost souls. 

On the morning of August 6, we 
were back in Lusaka getting the 
last few items before heading up 
the Great East Road for Nyasaland. 
Shortly after lunch we were on our 
way. The road is not bad, as it 
has been greatly improved since I 
last traveled it in 1957. However, it 
is still an earth grade and in places 
is quite rough. We were dog-tired, 
and shortly after 5:00 p.m. we 
found a wide excavation along the 
road where the highway crew had 
taken out hundreds of tons of 
gravel. This made an ideal camp- 
ing place, because it happened to be 
only a stone's throw from the po- 
lice post which had been set up in 
the area for the control of the terri- 
ble tsetse fly. The police check all 
passing cars and thus maintain a 
careful highway patrol while check- 
ing at the same time to see if the 
passengers have encountered any 
tsetse flies enroute. If an area ap- 
pears to be developing into a tsetse 
area, government hunters are sent 
in to drive the game away from 
the road, and in some cases they 
exterminate whole buffalo herds in 
order to stamp out this fly that 
brings the dreaded sleeping sick- 
ness to man and beast. 

As this was our first night of as- 
. sembling camp, it took us a little 
longer than on succeeding evenings. 
Soon, however, a cheery fire of 
wood gathered from the nearby 
bush was sending up its red glow 

into the jungie mgui. j. chow o*~.:- 
ed my small gasoline stove to 
hasten the meal along, but the sud- 
den nightfall and short tropical 
twilight found us eating our sup- 
per in the dark. I lit the gas lan- 
tern, and after dishes were washed 
and stacked away, we spread out 
our army cots under the canvas, 
read and prayed, and prepared to 
grab some needed rest. We were in 
the Northern Rhodesian big game 
area, and the night did not pass 
without our becoming aware of it. 
Soon the hyenas began to send up 
their hideous cry. They are the dev- 
ils of the bush — real cowards by 
day but bold raiders at night. They 
have been known to rush up to a 
sleeping camper, grab his face in 
their powerful jaws and depart 
quickly, leaving the unfortunate 
fellow terribly emaciated for life. 
Their jaws are stronger than 
a lion's, and the hyenas always 
finish off the remains of the 
lion's kill. The large leg bones of 
the heavy African antelope which 
are left behind by Mr. Lion are 
easily crushed by the powerful jaws 
of the hyena. I did not appreciate 
the prospect of a face lifting by 
one of these self-appointed four- 
legged surgeons, so I pulled the top 
of my sleeping bag up high and 
saw to it that the handle of my 
automatic was protruding from 
under my pillow. I was so tired 
that I fell asleep quickly, and 
heard no more of the hyenas, but 
Brother Chikovi said that he was 
afraid in the night because he 
heard them howling nearby. 

crisp and bracing, as mornings 
generally are in Central Africa 
during the dry winter season. We 
got up in good time, ate an un- 
hurried breakfast, and broke camp. 
All day long our truck roared along 
the dusty road. We climbed up the 
great Central African escarpment, 
and then descended again over 
tortuous narrow switch-backs. The 
Land Rover diesel engine is a 
magnificent performer under such 
circumstances, and by nightfall we 
were again encamped about 75 
miles west of Fort Jameson. The 
area is more densely populated 
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(\ M IE HAVE AGAIN celebrated the birth of our 

I /I /saviour, and we are now facing with in- 

l/v/ spiration the new year of 1960. 

If we ever had new resolutions to make, new leaves 

to turn, and new ideals to strive toward, this is the 

time. For, Thursday, December 31, 1959, is MOVING 

DAY. At midnight on that day we move from 1959 

into 1960; yet with all the fresh beginnings that lie 

before us, they will not make us much different from 

what we were in 1959. For life is made up of gradual 

advancements, not of layers of years stacked on top 

of one another. 

One can tell the age of a tree by the number of 
rings which make up its trunk. Human life is not 
so easily dissected. There are no definite markings to 
indicate that a young person is fifteen, sixteen, or 
seventeen. One's date of birth is the only standard 
we can go by in this matter. Our lives are not con- 
stituted of pieces and year levels; our development 
is gradual, imperceptible, constant. This continuity 
means that we are always in process, always becom- 
ing, always undergoing change. 

What we are today is determined by what we were 

What makes life worth living? It is the HIGHS and 
LOWS of life, the way we face the problems that arise 
from day to day, the good we do for others without 
thought of personal gain for ourselves. 

One way to evaluate your every day is to ask your- 
self, "Is it worth remembering?" Have you done some- 
thing that will mean joy in remembering a week, a 
month, or when this brand new year has come to its 

Each day adds something to one's character. Each 
day is a challenge which becomes the foundation on 
which tomorrow's development is built. Thus, the year 
1960 will be little different from last year except that 
what has been developing will become intensified and 

There are those who hate to see tomorrow come 
because of the wretchedness of today. The trooping 
tomorrows offer no release from the ghosts that 
plague them. The cup of dregs from which they are 
drinking becomes more bitter as time passes. They 
dread to think of what tomorrow will bring them. Life 
has lost its savor; it ha^ become a succession of bor- 
ing, -discouraging events that are divided solely by a 
worried, bed-tossing sleep. To this type of person, 1960 
will be a millstone tied about his neck, sinking him 
into deeper troughs of despondency as each new day 
of the new year dawns. 

BUT THERE IS A brighter picture than 
this for this brand new year. The power of the Cross 
has transformed the agony of life into a beautiful 
anthem. By the grace of God we have adequate equip- 
ment for planning and developing our lives so that 
instead of the new year being a MILLSTONE, it can 
be a MILESTONE. Instead of each new day's being 
a liability, it can be a liberation. Instead of it's being 
an oppression, it can be an opportunity. 

Christ's way makes life brighter and makes each 
step we take more glorious. God's love and His wis- 
dom can help us to make each day of this new year 
radiant with love, good will, and honest purpose. He, 
and He alone, can bring the joy and the harmony 
into each new day that dawns so as to make each 
day of 1960 a MILESTONE in our lives. 

May this realization, this fact, cause us to antici- 
pate the future with joy. It should cause us to greet 
each new dawn of each new day of 1960 with an at- 
titude that is electric with expectation. May we make 
use of the equipment that God has provided us to 
make each new day a MILESTONE. May we welcome 
each new day of this year 1960 as an open road to 
richer experiences and enlarged visions, and we shall 
find at the close of the year that truly it HAS been 
a" MILESTONE in our lives. 



By Katherine Bevis 

(\ m #HEN THE MIDNIGHT bells ring out on New 
1 /I /Year's Eve, we find ourselves filled with 

\/\/ hope and promise. 

No matter how. dark the future seems to be in 
reality, we cannot but feel that something better is 
possible. We may confront the year to come with deep 
concern and yet, since ALL things are possible with 
God, we dream of a happy new year. 

What lies ahead for us in the new year, 1960, we 
do not know. No one else can answer this question 
for us. God alone knows what the tomorrow will 
bring. But as a child of God, there are some things 
we can do — some things that will make our new year 
a happier and brighter one. 

Be careful not to enter into this year of 1960 with 
heavy baggage. It is fatal to carry too heavy a load. 
It is fatal to be weighed down by the follies, blunders, 
and sins of the past. So we need to take all of these 
and place them at the feet' of Jesus, keeping only 
those things that are worth keeping. 

We need to keep the desire to cultivate a character 
that is too noble to cherish petty resentments and 
grudges. True, all of us will be hurt somehow, some- 
time, by life and by people. All of us will have le- 
gitimate grievances but it makes all the difference 
in the world what we do with them. Hoarding the 
memories of past injuries, as a miser hoards his gold, 
pondering over the injuries, squeezing out every drop 
of pain that can be squeezed out, will make the bag- 
gage too heavy for 1960. 

Allowing God to take out of our hearts these ugly, 
hateful damaging recollections as we enter this new 
year will relieve us of much unneccesary baggage, 
and will make room for the things worth keeping. 

WHAT LIES AHEAD for us in the new 
year depends on the baggage we take into it. If we 
resolve to develop inner spiritual resources so that our 
happiness and peace will not be at the mercy of every 
chance intruder, if we resolve to strengthen the ties 
that bind us to our friends and our loved ones, remem- 
bering that time passes swiftly and the opportunities 
for love and kindness are gone before we know it, if we 
resolve to contribute to the cause of Christ and to our 
fellow man so that it cannot be said that we lived 
in vain, then our baggage for the trip into the new 
year will not cause any fatalities. 

If we place all the luggage that is too heavy at the 
feet of the Saviour and travel only with that luggage 
containing the things worth keeping, the forecast for 
the new year can be certain, as far as some things 
are concerned. We shall have contentment in spite 
of trouble, courage to meet any problem that faces 
us, happiness in knowing Jesus Christ as our Saviour, 
fellowship with other Christians, protection from 
dangers along the pathway of life, and eternal life 
if God should decide to call us home. 

Keeping the things worth-while and disposing of 
the other things will make 1960 the BEST year we 
have ever lived. 

Can God count on you to do this? 


JT IS ALWAYS a pleasure to attend camp meeting and 
youth camp, but it is even a greater joy when facilities 
are available that provide comfort and enjoyment for the 
camp meeting attendants and the youth campers. 

The State of Texas is proud of the improvements that have 
been made on its campground. One outstanding accomplishment 
was the completion of a fine swimming pool in 1957. 

The site for the pool is a beautifully wooded, four and one- 
half acre tract of ground which adjoins the Texas campground. 
This was purchased at a cost of $1,900 with cash and pledges 
from the ministers of the State of Texas. 

The pool is 24 by 36 by 60 feet and is wedge-shaped. It is 8 
feet deep at the 24 foot end and tapers to 3 feet deep at the 
36 foot end. The locker room is 12 by 36 feet with complete 
bath facilities. The pool has a filtration plant which changes 
the water every 15 hours. All of this was built at a cost of 
$11,000. There was also a lot of free labor. 

Another accomplishment was the construction of a 20 
by 105 foot dormitory. This is a seven-unit arrangement with 
14 beds and complete bath facilities in each room. The cost of 
material for this construction was $7,000. This building is a frame 
structure with concrete slab. It is finished with sheet rock and 
is taped, bedded, textured, and painted throughout. Including 
the free labor used to erect this building, it is valued at not 
less than $10,000. 

These two projects were supervised and completed in 1957 by 
Reverend J. H. Walker, State Overseer of S.E. Texas, and Rev- 
erend C. W. Collins, State Overseer of N.W. Texas. 

Through the efforts of Sister E. E. Alexander, we were also 
able to wainscot, sheet rock, tape, bed, and paint our children's 
church building. Sister Alexander went from church to church, 
soliciting money and materials for this project. These improve- 
ments have increased the value of this property approximately 

We, in the State of Texas, feel that these new and improved 
facilities have enhanced the Texas State Campground. We thank 
God for the splendid support and cooperation we received in these 

TEX as 



By C. W. Collins 

Overseer of Northwest Texas 



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Q OHNNY'S GRANDMOTHER had given him a 
^r wonderful present for his birthday. It was a 
(y baseball glove, ball, bat, and a cap, too. Johnny 
was delighted. He loved to play baseball and could 
drive the fastest ball on his team. 

"Grandmother," he said earnestly. "I'd like to do 
something special for you to thank you for your gift." 

Grandmother appreciated the way Johnny felt. "It 
is a Christian way to feel grateful for gifts. But Some- 
one has given you a far greater gift than I have. 
I'd much rather you'd try to do something for Jesus 
every day to show how thankful you are for eternal 
life," she told Johnny. 

Johnny was a Christian and knew what his grand- 
mother meant. But he was just a boy. He was not 
anyone of importance. In fact, he couldn't think of 
anything special he could do for his Saviour. 

Johnny didn't like to promise. He shook his head, 
sadly. "Grandmother, you know how — how shy I am. 
I wouldn't know what to say." 

"If you are in earnest, and looking for an oppor- 
tunity, you'll find many ways to witness for Jesus," 
Grandmother told him. 

Johnny kept thinking about what Grandmother said, 
and the chance came the very next day. When he 
left home after lunch, he was afraid of being late 
to the one o'clock class and that would mean he 
couldn't be at the baseball practice later. To save time 
he took a path that led through a woodland that 
bordered the lower part of the town. Rounding the 
last curve in the path, he saw a small boy, sitting 
on a log beside the path, crying. 

"What's wrong, little man?" Johnny asked, sitting 
by him. 

"I want to go home!" the child cried. 

"Where do you live? Tell me and I'll take you right 
home," Johnny encouraged. 

"I live with Mama and Papa," was all the child 
would say. He was too frightened to do anything but 

"No ball game for me this afternoon," Johnny 
thought, as he picked up the child. "I must take him 
home, if it takes all the afternoon." 

BACK IN THE TOWN Johnny reported to 
a policeman where he had found the child. 

"A lost child has just been reported," the policeman 
said. "Jump into my car and we will take this child 

By Julia R. Davis 

to the address. He may be the one they have lost." 
After traveling more than a mile, they reached the 
house. A sobbing woman met them, grabbed the boy, 
and, after being told where Johnny found him said, 
"This is my baby. How can I ever thank you enough? 
You probably saved his life!" 

"Don't thank mej" Johnny replied. "Thank Jesus. 
It was strange that today I took the path through the 
woods. I seldom go that way. Maybe I was led along 
the path to save your child." 

The mother was surprised that a boy should make 
such a reply. "I will always thank you, and remember 
you told me to 'thank Jesus.' And I will thank Him 
more for His many blessings, as the days pass." 

THE NEXT DAY Johnny was running an 
errand for his mother. On a side street, where there 
was a stand which sold ice cream cones, he saw two 
little girls hungrily watching other children as they 
ate ice cream. 

"Do you want some ice cream?" Johnny asked. 

"Oh, yes," the younger child replied, "but we haven't 
any money to buy it." 

"Wait a minute. I'll get you some." Johnny gave 
each an ice cream cone. "Do you go to Sunday 
School?" he asked. 

"No, we haven't been here long," the older girl an- 

"Well, I want you to go next Sunday to the one 
nearest you," Johnny told them. "You will learn about 
Jesus and that He loves little children." 

"We will remember and be sure to go," the little 
one said, and Johnny hastened away. 

"I'm not really making much progress," he told his 

"I think you are making wonderful progress," 
Grandmother encouraged. "Those you spoke to will 
always remember that you told them about Jesus." 

All that week Johnny kept on trying, and most days 
he found a way to witness for Jesus. When the Lord's 
Day came, he felt just a bit more worthy of entering 
God's house. 

He had learned a valuable lesson. If we earnestly 
seek a way to witness for Jesus, there will be many 
opportunities open to us. 

And he felt a new happiness inside, because he was 
one of God's helpers. 


/I S AN ACTIVE Christian, 
_ S^l are you concerned about 
unchurched young people? If you 
heard that Jim R., who just moved 
in three doors away, is not a Chris- 
tian, what would you do? 

Why not go into a huddle with 
yourself and do some tall thinking 
on the subject? Ask yourself: How 
can I get Jim R. interested in the 
church, get him to feel that it is 
not only worthwhile or desirable, 
but that active connection with 
the church is much more — that it 
means deep and vital personal 
faith in Jesus Christ, faith that 
makes life a bright adventure, a 
glorious challenge? 

Here are some suggestions for 
winning Jim, suggestions that come 
directly from young people on 
church-related college campuses 

Setrets of a 

Winning Witness 

By Grace V. Watkins 

and at summer youth camps. 

Our friend, the salesman, can 
teach us a good deal. How does he 
proceed? He works through the in- 
terests of the potential customer, 
making him feel that what the 
salesman has to offer is something 
he very much wants, needs, and 
simply MUST have in order to live 
a more satisfying life; that other- 
wise he is missing the greatest 
thing life can give! 

The same applies in winning the 
unchurched. Jim must be made to 
feel that what you offer is indis- 
pensable to the fulfillment of his 
life, his deepest longings and most 
cherished desires. He must be 
shown that the Christian faith and 
the fellowship of Christian young 
people are the answer for him. 

Let us say Jim is a typical teen- 
ager, interested in sports, music, 
picnics, and cars. How do you con- 
tact Jim? How do you make the 
overtures? Do you drop in at his 
home, introduce yourself with a 
smile, sit down on the living room 
couch and plunge into a theologi- 
cal speech? No, indeed! 

Will you mention Jim to your 
youth fellowship and suggest that 
fellows and girls with similar in- 
terests get acquainted with him? 
Well, that isn't a bad beginning, 
provided the fellows and girls are 
not too pushy, provided they are 
tactful and friendly and win Jim's 
friendship, and provided they show 
him they love life and stand for 
the best. 

But if you are the 

prize diplomat, you will do more 
than dump Jim onto a few pals. 
You will invite him to your home 
for cookies and hot chocolate, and 
have four or five of your church 
friends there, too. That way, Jim 
will be in YOUR atmosphere and 
talk can move along easily to com- 
mon interests, then on to church, 
the youth group, etc. 


You will also see that Jim gets 
invited to the homes of your 
friends. You and your friends will 
pray for Jim. And after Jim has 
become used to your friends, your 
church, your youth group, after he 
has shown a desire to become a 
Christian, you will explain to him 
completely, sincerely, and earnestly 
the way of salvation in Christ. 

In the first approaches, tact and 
diplomacy are golden beads on the 
chain of winning Jim to Christ. 
The prize example of what NOT to 
do is the girl who told a young 
man who was not a Christian, and 
who resisted her efforts to get him 
to youth fellowship, "Okay, okay, 
but we'll get you in that church 

Finesse in all stages of winning 
young people to Christ is partly a 
matter of do's and don'ts. The key 
is PREPAREDNESS. Be ready for 
Jim's questions about the Christian 
faith, for he is going to ask ques- 
tions. If you are helpful, under- 
standing, and sincere in your an- 
swers, you will be an ambassador 
of Christ in the real sense. 

Exactly how? Do not talk down to 
Jim. On the other hand, do not be 
vague or wishy-washy. When Jim 
asks questions, try to look at them 
from HIS side. Remember, he knows 
little about the Bible. And every 
question that seems silly or ridi- 
culous to you is probably asked in 
all sincerity. Be ready with your 

Suppose, for instance, that Jim 
asks you, "Isn't the Bible just a lot 
of stuffy don'ts?" If you are an 
A-plus winner of souls, you will 
never explode, "Certainly not!" In- 
stead, you'll answer, with a twin- 
kle, "Why, I find the Bible the 
most thrilling book I've read. 
Wouldn't you like to have a coke 
at my place this afternoon, and 
we'll talk about it?" 

Or maybe Jim asks, with a puz- 

zled look on his face, "Do you have 
any fun at youth fellowship par- 
ties?" (Don't blame Jim! He 
honestly wonders ! ) It would be easy 
to burst out, "More fun than you'll 
ever have at a place like the Red 
Dragon Night Club." But instead, 
why not laugh and say, "We're hav- 
ing a party this Friday night, and 
you're hereby invited to be present 
and find out for yourself!" 

Another question 

Jim is likely to pose is, "People 
outside the church are just as good 
as those inside, aren't they?" It 
might be the line of least resistance 
to say languidly, "Oh, there's quite 
a variety both places." But YOU 
say, "If you were selecting a town 
to live in, would you settle in one 
where there were no churches?" 
Or, "Say, that's an exciting ques- 
tion. Let's see how many outstand- 
ing humanitarian movements we 
can think of that were started by 
non-Christians and how many by 
those devoted to Jesus Christ." 

If you are eagerness-plus to win 
fellows and girls to Christ, you will 
find it handy to keep a notebook 
and list questions they are likely to 
ask and think up tip-top answers 
you can use. As you list the an- 
swers, be sure you try honestly to 
look at the questions from the view- 
point of the one asking you. Your 
answers should be calculated to 
win, to give help and light, and 
never to "come out ahead" on the 

Here is a question that is sure to 
be included: "Does it matter what 
I believe, as long as I'm sincere?" 
You can say, with a smile, "Well, 
if I swallow a poisonous mushroom, 
thinking it's edible, does my sin- 
cerity cancel the poison?" 

Another question to include is, 
"What does it mean to be a Chris- 
tian?" (Here's one that will chal- 
lenge you to fine witnessing.) An- 

other is, "How will I be better off 
if I become a Christian?" 

Of course, you cannot get hot 
under the collar or argumentative; 
if you do, you defeat the cause. But 
after Jim has been initiated into 
your group of friends, after he is a 
regular at your youth group, after 
he has shown a deep eagerness and 
desire to become a born-again 
Christian, then you and your 
friends go into action and make 
sure he understands the plan of 
salvation. And you stay on the job 
with him until he knows and re- 
ceives Jesus Christ as his Saviour 
and claims the transforming power 
of God's forgiving love for his own 

Do you feel that it is hard to 
come right out and talk of these 
things to young people who aren't 
Christians? Then practice talking 
about them to your Christian 
friends. Practice prayerfully, earn- 
estly, until you can speak to Jim 
with ease, earnestness, and sincer- 
ity, telling him "the way" and what 
Christian faith means in your own 
heart and life. 

For what Jim sees in YOU — your 
sincere friendship, the joy, peace, 
love, and victory of personal fel- 
lowship with Christ — will count 
greatly in winning Jim. So let them 
shine forth. 

Friendship, tact, diplomacy? Cer- 
tainly. These are extremely impor- 
tant. But far more, after these have 
won Jim's confidence, your person- 
al witness, your seeing that Jim 
fully understands what becoming 
a Christian is, helping him to make 
the commitment and realize the 
transforming grace of Jesus Christ 
in his own life, this is the great 
triumph in winning fellows and 
girls to Christ. 

This article first appeared in the Novem- 
ber, 1958, issue of ONE. Lutheran youth 
monthly. Copyright 1958. 



By Donald B. Gibson 

ancient Greek philosopher, 
who advanced the theory that 
everything in the universe is in a 
constant state of flux, ever chang- 
ing in form. Hence, such state- 
ments as "The only constant is 
change itself" and "You can't step 
into the same river twice" are root- 
ed in this philosophy. 

The scientist is vitally interested 
in the measurement and effects of 
change. Take the concept of time, 
for example. Although it has been 
measured for centuries, there is 
more to it than a daily sunrise and 
sunset. Scientists tell us that be- 
cause the earth makes one com- 
plete turn on its axis every twenty- 
four hours, the sun appears to rise 
and set. Because this unbroken 
cycle continually transpires, we can 
depend on it to keep on enclosing 
one interval at a time known as a 

Modern science also tells us that 
the seasons — spring, summer, fall, 
and winter — are determined by the 
effect of the changing angle of the 
sun's rays on the earth as it re- 
volves through an orbit each year. 
Although the moon appears to 
change shape, this phenomenon is 
correctly explained in terms of 
varying amounts of sunlight re- 
flected from its surface. The mys- 
terious force called gravitational 
attraction, exerted by the moon and 
sun on the earth, helps explain the 
systematic movement of the tides. 

Due to advances i n chemistry 
and physics, we better understand 
the nature of and changes in mat- 
ter. Materials are distinguishable 
one from the other because each 
has some variant degree of such 
properties as odor, color, taste, brit- 

tleness, hardness, and the like. We 
understand that materials can be 
differentiated into states of solids, 
liquids, and gases because matter 
exists in certain states only under 
certain conditions. 

These and many more observa- 
tions are possible because man has 
discovered that there is an under- 
lying system, order, and design to 
all nature. Science refers to this 
broadly as natural law. Man can- 
not claim authorship to any of 
these laws; he merely cooperates 
with them. In this way he utilizes 
them for his own purposes. 

Man is not natively endowed with 
the ability to destroy or hold in 
abeyance the laws he has discov- 
ered. They are immutable, unless 
they are intercepted by a Power 
higher than we. Broadly speaking, 
modern science would seriously 
question— even deny — the possibili- 
ty of such intervention. The Bibli- 
cal record, on the other hand, bears 
witness to a plethora of superna- 
tural phenomena called miracles, 
which substantiate the point. 

cal miracles is too broad and their 
number is too large to delve into 
them here. Instead, let us fix our 
attention on one segment of the 
first century. Let us focus on the 
life and activity of a certain Man 
who, in a brief, three-year period, 
left the indelible imprint of the 
miraculous on a small country in a 
corner of the Mediterranean world. 
This Man was Jesus of Nazareth. 

Jesus was the living embodiment 
of the miraculous. He is described 
in Paul's Epistle to the Colossians 
as "the image of the invisible God." 
Our world and the outlying uni- 
verse are products of His creative 


ability. "For by him were all things 
created: ... all things were cre- 
ated by him, and for him: and he 
is before all things, and by him all 
things consist" (Colossians 1:16, 
17). From this passage it is equally 
evident that all things thus cre- 
ated by Him are also dependent on 
Him for their continued existence. 
It is through Him that all matter 
"clings together." This miraculous 
feat of Christ is expressed by the 
author of Hebrews as His "uphold- 
ing [literally carrying] all things 
by the word of his power" (He- 
brews 1:3). 

In the ministry of Jesus men "be- 
held his glory, the glory as of the 
only begotten of the Father, full of 
grace and truth." He performed 
miracles through the sheer power 
of His spoken word. Natural laws 
were intercepted and subjugated to 
His immediate will. In His glorious 
presence "science stood still." 

It was in Cana of Galilee, early 
in His ministry, that Jesus exhib- 
ited a divine command over na- 
ture. Here, for the first time, wa- 
ter was transformed into wine. This 
was done during the festivity of a 
wedding banquet. The startled 
guests did not fully realize what 
had taken place, but from our 
vantage point, we know that in 
changing water into wine Jesus de- 
fied the now accepted laws of 
chemical composition. Both water 
and wine are compounds, but they 
differ in that each is composed of 
certain distinct elements that are 
combined in strict proportions. Je- 
sus, by the sheer power of a di- 
vinely creative will, changed a sim- 
ple compound of hydrogen and 
oxygen into an entirely different 

His miracles were not only qual- 
itative, as in Cana, but were quan- 
titative as well. The Gospels record 
that on two occasions Jesus provid- 
ed food in unbelievable proportions 

for hungry crowds in desert re- 
gions. In these instances He ne- 
gated what is now known as the 
law of the conservation of matter 
and energy. In part it says that 
"matter cannot be created." Yet 
He fed thousands of persons with 
five pieces of bread and two small 
fish! Although the testimony of 
any one person fed on either oc- 
casion would suffice, Jesus never- 
theless commanded the disciples to 
collect all the remaining frag- 
ments. When this was done, there 
were basketfuls left in evidence of 
the miracle. Jesus had mysterious- 
ly created enormous quantities of 

When he released 

the dumb tongue, gave sight to the 
blind, enabled the crippled to walk, 
and made disease vanish, Jesus 
stopped the thrust of laws now held 
valid in the fields of medicine and 
health. The body does not have 
power to recover instantly from 
the maladies cited. But Jesus did 
have the ability to effect instan- 
taneous cure. He could touch a 
leper and make him perfectly 
clean, while laws of sanitation 
warn that leprosy is a contagious 
disease and can be communicated 
by contact. Not once did Jesus con- 
tract leprosy, and not once did the 
disease remain on the skin of a 
person who sought His help. 

Three times Jesus exercised 
power over corpses in which, ac- 
cording to laws of decomposition, 
metabolic processes had stopped 
and in the tissues of which proto- 
plasm had ceased to exist. How- 
ever, to the widow's son Jesus said, 
"Arise!"; to Jairus' daughter He 
tenderly uttered, "Talitha Cumi"; 
and to Lazarus He summoned, 
"Come forth!" All three were res- 
urrected to robust health when, un- 
der the authority of Jesus, the pro- 
cess of decay was halted and life 

was again injected into their flesh. 

Only Jesus of Nazareth possessed 
the peculiar prerogative to move 
through locked doors. He did this 
after His resurrection while the dis- 
ciples were in hiding in an upper 
room. According to the law of the 
impenetrability of matter, two ma- 
terials (a body and a door) can- 
not occupy the same space at the 
same time. Again He violated the 
apparent prohibition of natural 
law. Whether He became spirit mo- 
mentarily we do not know. The on- 
ly observation that can be made 
with certainty is that the doors re- 
mained barred and He appeared to 
His disciples inside the room. Un- 
doubtedly, "this man was the Son 
of God" (Mark 15:39). 

No less miraculous or astonishing 
to His disciples was the fact that 
Jesus at times exhibited weightless- 
ness. It was a severely frightening 
experience to see Him walk on the 
surface of water. In so doing, He 
thwarted the gravitational pull of 
the earth (gravity) and laws gov- 
erning the relative density of sup- 
porting materials. We know that 
gravity will ordinarily pull a body 
through a less dense material such 
as water. Gravity holds all things 
on the earth's surface. Jesus made 
the exception, for the Sea of Gali- 
lee did not give way under His 

How extraordinary, this man Je- 
sus! Not only did He walk on top 
of a liquid, but He ascended into 
the atmosphere, buoyed by an in- 
comparable strength all His own. 
Are we any the less amazed that 
He will at some time appear again 
on the clouds of the same atmos- 
phere? This same Jesus, according 
to Paul's description, will endue all 
believers with the same power to 
defy the pull of gravity and all of 
earth's attraction and rise to meet 
Him in _mid-air (1 Thessalonians 



Let us resolve this new year to 
Keep all things bright and clean 
and new. 


Let us resolve to love each other, 
To treat everyone as brother. 

To remember, as we pray, 

Our Lord said: "This is the way." 

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Are temporal, and goodness sings. 

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I tore from off my calendar 
The last page of the year, 

And on the crumpled paper fell 
A self-condemning tear, 

Since I, through seeking for a goal, 
Had lost observance of my soul. 

And thus I stood as one condemned, 
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And let me learn again to live. 

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And from it I will borrow 
Sufficient courage, faith and joy 
To take me through tomorrow. 
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The strength I need to keep me 

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aus der germanischen 


Mrs. Ashworth is a senior at Florida 
Southern College in Lakeland. After 
she is graduated, she will he eligible for 
certification to teach in the elementary 
schools of Florida. Mrs. Ashworth be- 
came acquainted with the Church of 
God in Germany (she was born in Mu- 
nich). She and her husband hope to re- 
turn to Germany some' day to do mis- 
sion work there. Mrs. Ashworth enjoys 
working with children and utilizes her 
art talent in that direction. She creates 
her own flannelgraph characters for her 
stories and sometimes gives chalk talks. 
Her favorite media are watercolors and 


By Bill Watson 

JT IS WITH pleasure that I 
report about our first Daily 
Vacation Bible School. It was 
conducted the week of July 27 to 
August 1 in the Pires do Rio 
church by a young lady named 
Ester Rosa. This is another big 
step forward for youth and Sunday 
School work here in northern Bra- 

Ester, though only fifteen years 
old, is a very capable worker with 
children and young people. She is 
a member of the Campinas Church 
of God in Goiania. Due to the fact 
that we do not have a Bible School 
in operation as yet, she is a stu- 
dent at the Instituto Cristao de 
Goiania, a school under the aus- 
pices of the Church of Christ. The 
walls are going up on our Bible 

School, so by the grace of the Lord 
we hope to have a place next year 
where our talented and God-called 
young people can better prepare to 
serve Him. 

The week was a busy one, with 
an average of approximately forty 
children in attendance each day. 
The classes consisted of flannel- 
graph stories, choruses, memoriz- 
ing Bible texts, and handwork. The 
students learned to say all the 
books of the Bible. 

We are very grateful to Sister 
Ester for her willingness and 
pioneering spirit. We owe a great 
deal of gratitude also to Brother 
Antonino Bonilla, whose first visit 
to Brazil last April served to awak- 
en and encourage us all in Sunday 
School and youth work, the im- 
portant field of church work which 
he represents in Latin America. 


One of the biggest events ever 
to be presented in the Selma 
Church of God Sunday School was 
its promotion day activities on 
October 4, 1959. Various kinds of 
certificates were presented, after 
which there was a teachers' dedi- 
catory service. 

A special treat was arranged for 
our Sunday School members and 
visitors with over 100 gifts for the 
adults and treats for the children. 
A gospel quartet supplied the music 
for one hour following the promo- 
tional activities. This day began our 
contest, "Search for the Unchurch- 

Our Sunday School also wishes to 
report complete success with the 
children's church conducted each 
Sunday morning at 11:15 under the 
leadership of Sister Gladis Miller 
and Sister Mae Crabtree. 

We covet your prayers. 

— By William N. Londagin 

Sunday School Superintendent 

Selma, California, Church of God 

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summer highlight for 7,526 
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45 youth camps conducted 

7,526 juniors and teen-agers 

1,852 found Christ as Saviour 

964 sanctified 

939 baptized with the Holy 

976 baptized in water 

646 added to the church 















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125 New Mexico 

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452 North Carolina 

440 Ohio 

50 Oklahoma 

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47 South Carolina 

145 Tennessee 

88 Texas 

193 Washington and Oregon 

179 Virginia 

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227 Wisconsin and Minnesota 

190 Western Canada 

249 Texas (Latin American) 



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(Continued from page 5) 
tion and stopped, Bill stepped out 
and walked through the building 
to the front door. He felt as if his 
heart was in his throat when he 
stepped outside onto the sidewalk. 

He walked over to the service 
station. "Hello, Mr. Mitchell," he 
said politely. 

John Mitchell's voice was coarse. 
"Hello, there! How're you getting 
along, Bill?" 

"Just fine," Bill said cheerfully. 

"Is there anything I can do to 
help you, Bill?" 

"No, thank you. Just thought I'd 
come by to see how you were get- 
ting along." 

"Well, I'm sure glad you came by. 
You planning to stay at home with 
your folks?" Mr. Mitchell asked 

"Well — y — yes," he stuttered. 

"How would you like to have 
your old job back?" 

There was a broad smile on Bill's 

face. "Sure thing, Mr. Mitchell. I'll 

be glad to have it. I'll be here first 

thing in the morning. Thanks a 


His heart was overflowing with 
joy. It wasn't as bad as he had 
thought. "It's sure better to face 
your trouble than to run away," 
he murmured. 

Bill walked down the street, stop- 
ping occasionally to speak as he 
met old friends. He went from 
place to place renewing old ac- 
quaintances. After making his 
round, he went home thrilled by 
the welcome he had received from 
the people. 

His mother greeted him with a 
smile as he walked through the 
front gate. "You're back," she said 
with a sigh of relief. "I'm so glad | 
you didn't leave town. Son, always 
take your troubles to the Lord and 
He'll help you. The Lord has an- 
swered my prayers many times; He 
will do the same for you if you'll 
just humble yourself before Him. 
They're having Y.P.E. at our church 
tonight. How about coming along 
with me? I know you'll enjoy it." 

"Sure thing, Mom. I'm going to 
church with you and live for God 
the rest of my life." 

Bill was back — really back home 
— in the hearts of the people 



By Eloise Saroff 

Y. P. E. 

We are happy to report the re- 
sults of our King and Queen Con- 
test held in the Gary, Indiana, 
Church of God. The contest under 
the direction of Mrs. Raymond 
Darnell, Y.P.E. president, was a 
great success. 

This was a dime contest and our 
goal was to fill a large Y.P.E. 
poster made of dime folder cards; 
the boy and girl turning in the 
most money would be the winners 
(poster shown in picture). 

Winners of the contest were 
Becky Snuffer, daughter of our 

pastor, Reverend W. W. Snuf- 
fer, and Teddy Saroff. The contest 
lasted five weeks and a total of 
$278.00 was turned in, which ex- 
ceeded our goal. Our attendance al- 
so increased during the contest. 
The climax of the contest was a 
very impressive coronation, com- 
plete with flower girls, Debbie Ham- 
lin ' and Sharon Brannock, and 
crown bearer, Kenneth Snedecor. 
Pray for us here in Gary that 
God will continue to bless our 
church, and that we will see many 
souls won for our Lord and Saviour. 


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than the place where we had 
camped the night before. We heard 
no sounds of the wild, but on the 
night air came the steady beat of 
native drums. On until 2:00 a.m. I 
heard the heathen peoples carrying 
on their wild demoniacal rites, cry- 
ing out to devils, and no doubt ob- 
serving the most hideous acts of 
vileness imaginable. I could sleep 
with hyenas howling, but these 
perishing souls haunted me in my 
slumbers. It seemed that all of dark 
Africa went wildly by that night, — 
yes, ninety million people — scream- 
ing and hissing and twisting in 
their wierd fetishism, marching 
down the dark road from the pres- 
ent of opportunity to the future of 
a starless eternity. Of Africa's 220 
million inhabitants, about 85 mil- 
lion are Moslems, slightly more 
than 20 million are Christians, and 
25 million are Communists. Ninety 
million are now being sought by 
the world's three great ideologies. 
As I heard these heathen crying in 
the night, I wondered whether we 
would beat Communism and Mo- 
hammedanism to their village, and 
win them for Christ. 

As there was quite a long day of 
travel still between us and our work 
in Nyasaland, we arose early. By 
8:30 a.m. we were moving down 
the road. It was a lovely morning, 
and how I wished that Africa were 
not so torn by racialism, political 
strife, and religious hatred. How I 
wished that the spiritual atmos- 
phere could have been as tranquil 
as that lovely cloudless morning. 
Before lunch time, we had stopped 
in Fort Jameson, replenished our 
supply of diesel fuel, filled our wa- 
ter cans, and were inside the bor- 
ders of Nyasaland. All seemed 
peaceful, but we could not keep 
from thinking that only a few 
weeks before, the military vehi- 
cles had gone tearing up these 
roads toward the north end of the 

country where the main trouble 
spots had been. There were few if 
any real signs of the past violence 
visible, and we were glad. The last 
few miles of any journey seem to 
be the longest, and it seemed that 
we would never get across the great 
Nyasa highlands to the little town 
of Ncheu. However, we soon came 
to it, and passed through toward 
the village of Magangane where the 
leading men of our church in this 
area have made their headquarters. 
The beautiful mango trees grow- 
ing wild through the fields told us 
that we were only a few minutes 
driving time from Magangane. 
Soon we saw the welcoming sign 
which pointed down a country 
path toward the church. We turned 
in, and within a few minutes the 
thatched roof of the church came 
into view. As the Land Rover came 
to a halt in the church yard, the 
ebony saints met us with a beauti- 
ful song of welcome. With bared 
heads we stood in the glow of the 
setting sun, while the grey-bearded 
leaders of our work, Brother Bilson 
Sika, led us in prayer. The vibra- 
tion of unfathomable love which 
flows from the heart of God set 
our reunited souls into a sympa- 
thetic rhapsody, and we worshiped 
together. There were embraces, 
hearty handshakes, and tears of 
joy; again I was conscious of the 
"fellowship of the mystery" known 
only to the bloodwashed. 

THE LITTLE village of 
Magangane is in the high country 
of Nyasaland. To the northeast, 
the north, and the northwest are 
the beautiful Shire Mountains. The 
soil is fertile, and the country sup- 
ports a heavy population. There 
are three million Africans living in 
this little strip of country. They 
have their villages all the way from 
the shores of lovely Lake Nyasa to 
the very top of the mountainous 
plateau. The time of our visit was 
winter in Nyasaland; the days were 
wonderfully cool and the nights 
crisply chilly. My good American 
sleeping bag surely was a welcome 
refuge from the chilling night 
winds that whined through my lit- 
tle reed hut. Oh, yes, I must not 
forget to describe that little hut. 
It was hurriedly built just for me 


by these loving people. It was made 
entirely of reeds and light weight 
poles, and was constructed in the 
form of a one-room lean-to on the 
side of the church. The roof was a 
thick layer of reeds to keep out the 
rain, but the walls were thin 
enough to permit light to come 
through, and thus eliminate the 
necessity of windows. Of course, 
this also permitted a variety of key- 
hole views to those who wished to 
look at this white man who had 
come to live here for a few days. 
This was more effective at night, 
too, when the gas light was burning 
in the hut, and all outside was 
darkness. Nevertheless, this little 
hut was just fine for my purpose. 
I spread a canvas on the floor to 
keep down the ever present African 
dust, and using the two diesel fuel 
cans and a piece of planking from 
the camp equipment, I constructed 
a bench for my water cans and 
the little Coleman gas stove. The 
large locker served as a storage for 
the food, and also for a table, and 
one corner was specially reserved 
for my photographic equipment 
and one heavy big game rifle which 
I always carry with me. 

To be alone with these people is 
an experience that one can never 
forget. They are a rising people, 
and one can find among them in- 
dividuals of varying education, as 
well as of varying standards of 
wealth. A few own stores and have 
a fair income, others have small 
farms, and yet others are very poor. 
The gospel is reaching them all. On 
my first Sunday with them, my 
heart was deeply touched. Some 
were in abject poverty, clad only 
in rags. I took a picture of one 
ebony cherub who was about three 
years old. She strove valiantly to 
keep the most of her chubby body 
covered with a dusty towel, and 
on her round dirty little face she 
wore the inextinguishable smile of 
childhood. Behind her stood some 
of the women, and here again I 
saw the glory of Christianity. One 
woman's cheeks were still wet from 
the tears of joy that she had shed 
during the morning service. Her 
sparse clothing was wrapped tight- 
ly around her body, and in her 
arms she held a baby boy as dear 
to her as any baby to any mother 

in all of the world. As she con- 
templated her child, I saw the ten- 
der gleam of mother-love in her 
eye and thought that look was at 
least one good thing in the human 
family that had survived the fall 
of man. During the meetings, the 
power of God fell on the congre- 
gation and I watched to see the 
reaction. Human beings react very 
much the same in all countries. 
Some rejoiced and shouted; others 
stood with hands outstretched as 
the tears coursed steadily down 
their cheeks. One man became so 
mightily moved by the Holy Spirit 
that he arose and slipped out 
quietly into the night. In a few 
minutes I heard him weeping aloud 
in the roadway behind the church. 
After a while he returned quietly 
to his seat in the church. 



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(\ I rHEN I WAS FIRST asked 
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that the longer I teach my class of 
young people, the more I enjoy it. 

There is a great deal of differ- 
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young people and in teaching small 
children. By the time a child has 
reached the Young People's Depart- 
ment, he has many ideas and 
thoughts already rather firmly 
fixed in his mind. Many times it is 
not easy to change those ideas. 
These ideas and thoughts are not 
always the best or right ones either. 
One of the duties of the teacher is 
to try to replace the wrong ones 
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ideas as well. This has to be done 
very tactfully. A teacher should 
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students. Young people, as well as 
adults, are much easier led than 

It is a crucial world that our 
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we can face the future, with help 
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faith in God. 

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is in this age group that so many 
important decisions have to be 
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will affect the rest of their lives 
and perhaps the lives of many oth- 
ers. Many questions arise that have 
to be answered one way or an- 
other. Should I go to college after 
high school? If I do go to college, 
where will I go? What will I study, 
and what will I do after my college 
days are finished? These are just 
a very few of the questions that 
may be asked. It is most important 
that the Young People's Depart- 
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give a lending ear to any questions 
or problems that our youth may 
have. If he does not know the 
answer, he should try to find it, or 
help to find a solution. He should 
never try to evade the issue. Re- 
member, that young person may be 
asking a question that he would 
not ask anyone else. 

A teacher should be not only a 
teacher, but he should be a coun- 
selor as well, if the need should 
arise. He should try to show his 
class that he is their friend. The 
problem his scholar faces may not 
be such a problem in his eyes, but 

he must not take it lightly because 
it may be very important to the 
young person who is concerned. 

It is important 

that a teacher gain the confidence 
of his class. After he has gained 
confidence, let him be sure to keep 
it. Once that confidence is shaken 
or destroyed, it will be very hard 
to regain it. 

Our youth of today will be our 
adults of tomorrow. Teachers, min- 
isters, parents, if our young peo- 
ple cannot have confidence in us, 
to whom will they go? We should 
do everything we can to encourage 
them. Should they lose faith in 
their teacher, they may no longer 
care to come to Sunday School and, 
as a result, begin to drop out. If 
they miss one Sunday, it will be 
easier to miss again and again un- 
til they lose interest in church al- 
together. Of course, this could very 
easily apply to the pastor or to 
any other member of the church. 

You are being watched and lis- 
tened to by the youth. Weigh your 
words carefully. Those careless 
words you let slip out unthought- 
edly about your pastor or some oth- 
er member may be overheard by 
some young person. If you do not 
agree with someone else, there is no 
need to broadcast your ideas. There 
is no way to know how many peo- 
ple,, youth as well as adults, who 
have been driven away from the 


church just by such carelessness. 
Anyone who has ever taught a 
class in the Young People's De- 
partment of a church, or has had 
dealings with young people in any 
other way in the church can real- 
ize the effects of this. 

One of the most important things 
in teaching a Sunday School class 
is to have a well-prepared lesson. 
A good teacher should never put 
off preparing his lesson and then 
stand before his class on Sunday 
morning and begin to make ex- 
cuses. He has all week to pray and 
study to prepare himself for that 
one hour on Sunday morning. The 
class will soon lose interest in a 
lesson that is not taught well, and 
can easily detect when the teach- 
er is not prepared. 

should always try to find some 
method to hold the attention of 
his class. Remember, the Sunday 
School* hour is a study hour and 
not merely a social hour. Try to 
avoid letting it become wasted 
time on Sunday morning. It may be 
a good idea to set aside the first 
five minutes of the hour as a time 
to greet one another and discuss 
anything else that may arise. I re- 
member one class that I was in 
one time in which we used the first 
few minutes for greeting and talk- 
ing to one another, after which 
the class was ready to listen to the 
teacher the remainder of the time. 
Regardless of how well prepared 
the teacher is with his lesson, un- 
less he has a class that is attentive, 
his study is in vain as far as the 
class is concerned. 

Occasionally everyone enjoys get- 
ting together for a good time, so it 
would be a good idea to plan some 
kind of social gathering or recrea- 
tion for the class. The most simple 
party will be thoroughly enjoyed if 
it is well planned ahead of time. 
A nice time to have social gather- 
ings is around special holidays. 
That gives a theme for the whole 
party, and someone can tell brief- 
ly why we celebrate the day. Of 
course, we should remember to put 
Christ into our socials. He one time 
attended a wedding feast and 
caused it to have a very happy 
ending by turning the water into 

wine. So I believe He would ap- 
prove of our enjoying ourselves as 
long as we do not forget Him. 

Regardless of the title of our Sun- 
day School lessons from week to 
week, we need to find some place 
in the lesson to plant more seed 
that will develop into more faith 
and trust in God. Unless the stu- 
dent learns to put his faith and 
trust in God, all of his knowledge 
of the lessons will be to no avail. 
Knowledge, unless it is put to work, 
is wasted knowledge. Try to get the 
class to enter into the discussion 
of the lesson, because by so doing 
they will have a better under- 
standing of the subject and will be 
better able to apply it to their own 

Remember, teachers, ours is a 
solemn obligation. It is our job to 
teach the truth and try to win 
everyone that we possibly can for 
Christ. We may not always be able 
to see immediate results in our 
classes, but we have no way of 
knowing what good is actually be- 
ing done. Many have been won to 
the Lord in later years through the 
teaching efforts of some Sunday 
School teacher they have had. If 
we can win them while they are 
young, they will have their whole 
lives ahead of them to live and 
work for the Lord. 

Some excellent instructions come 
to us from Timothy, a young min- 
ister of the New Testament Church, 
when he said, "Study to shew thy- 
self approved unto God, a work- 
man that needeth not to be 
ashamed, rightly dividing the word 
of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). Also, 
Christ said, "Go ye therefore, and 
teach all nations, baptizing them 
in the name of the Father, and of 
the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 
Teaching them to observe all things 
whatsoever I have commanded 
you: and, lo, I am with you al- 
way, even unto the end of the 
world" (Matthew 28:19, 20). 

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Average Weekly Attendance 
October 1959 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina - 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio __ 
Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 


Wilmington, North Carolina _.. 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), 

North Carolina _ 

Daisy, Tennessee — 

Jacksonville, Florida 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee .... .... 

Griffin, Georgia 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 


Monroe (4th Street), Michigan .... .... 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

South Gastonia, South Carolina 

Erwin, North Carolina 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), 

South Carolina - 

Biltmore, North Carolina 

Whltwell, Tennessee 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia .. 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 

Rome (North), Georgia .... 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 







Orlando, Florida 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia 

Sumiton, Alabama .... 

Alabama City. Alabama 

Tampa, Florida 

Rock Hill, South Carolina .... 

Pulaski, Virginia 

Pontlac, Michigan 

Mllford, Delaware 

Perry, Florida 

Charlotte (Park wood). North Carolina 

Dallas, North Carolina 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee .. 
Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 
South Rocky Mount, North Carolina .. 

Van Dyke, Michigan 

North Birmingham, Alabama .. 
Lakeland, Florida 


Nashville (Meridian Street), Tennessee 267 


West Flint, Michigan 

Brooklyn, Maryland 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 

Newport News, Virginia 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 

West Lakeland, Florida 

Buford, Georgia 

Falrborn, Ohio 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri .. 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 

Fountain Inn, South Carolina 

Baldwin Park. California 

Columbia, South Carolina 

Dillon, South Carolina 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama . 

Langley, South Carolina 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 

Lumberton. North Carolina 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 227 

Goldsboro. North Carolina .... 227 

Somerset, Kentucky - 227 

Home for Children, Tennessee 227 

Dressen, Kentucky 226 

West Indianapolis, Indiana _ 226 

Greenville (Woodside), South Carolina 225 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina 224 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia .. 220 

Anniston. Alabama 218 

Salisbury, Maryland _. 216 

East Orlando, Florida _ 216 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri .. 215 

Eldorado, Illinois — 215 

Jesup, Georgia — 215 

Marion, South Carolina — 214 

Rossville, Georgia 213 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 213 

Akron (Market Street), Ohio 212 

Wilson, North Carolina 209 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 209 

Greenwood, South Carolina 207 

Belton, South Carolina 205 

Valdosta, Georgia 204 

Easton, Maryland ~ 203 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 202 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 202 
Miami, Florida .... - - 201 


Pomona, California _ 198 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... 198 

Wyandotte, Michigan .._ 197 

Greenville (Park Place), South Carolina 196 

Dayton, Tennessee — 196 

Fitzgerald, Georgia .... 195 

Lancaster, South Carolina 194 

Austin, Indiana .._ 193 

Princeton, West Virginia 193 

Norfolk, Virginia 190 

Sanford, North Carolina .... 188 

Bartow, Florida .... 187 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina 187 

Radford, Virginia 185 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 185 

Lindale, Georgia .... : — . 184 

Ferndale, Michigan 184 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio 183 

Rifle Range, Florida 183 

Sanford, Florida 183 

McColl, South Carolina ... 183 

Georgetown, South Carolina _.. 181 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 181 

Huntsville, Alabama 180 

Clearwater, Florida 180 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 180 

Garden City, Florida 179 

Calhoun, Georgia 177 

Fresno H/M, California 177 

St. Louis (Northside), Missouri 177 

Chattanooga (Fourth Street), Tennessee 177 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 176 

Alma, Georgia 176 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia .... .... 176 

Cleveland (55th Street), Ohio 174 

Greer, South Carolina 174 

West Danville, Virginia 174 

Winter Garden, Florida 173 

East Belmont, North Carolina 173 

Woodruff, South Carolina 172 

McMinnvllle, Tennessee .... 170 

Honea Path, South Carolina 170 

Eloise, Florida 169 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 169 

Gainesville, Florida 168 

Hester Town, North Carolina 168 

Thomaston, Georgia 168 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 168 

Washington, D. C 167 

Montgomery, Alabama 167 

Talledega, Alabama 167 

Paw Creek, North Carolina 167 

Winchester, Kentucky 167 

Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina 166 

Seneca, South Carolina 166 

LaFollette, Tennessee 166 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 165 

Paris, Texas 165 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 164 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 162 

Porterville, California .... — 161 

York, South Carolina .... 161 

Mooresville, North Carolina 161 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia _ 161 

Fort Myers, Florida .... .... 160 

La France, South Carolina _. 159 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 159 

Dallas, Texas .... .... .... 158 

Richmond, Kentucky ... . ... . _ 158 

Lake Citv, Florida _ 157 

Parrott, Virginia 157 

Mableton, Georgia — . _ _ 157 

Tifton, Georgia .... — . 157 

Lake City, South Carolina 157 

High Point, North Carolina 156 

Logan, West Virginia 156 

Benton, Illinois _ 156 

Cocoa, Florida .... _ _ 155 

Valdese, North Carolina 155 

Greensboro (State Street), 

North Carolina _... 155 

East Indianapolis, Indiana .... .... _ 155 

Dalton, Georgia .... 153 

Huntington, West Virginia _ 152 

Elkins, West Virginia _.. .... 152 

Lake City, Florida _ 152 

West Hollywood, Florida _. 152 

Willard, Ohio 152 

Mullins, South Carolina 152 

Douglas, Georgia _ 151 

Demorest, Georgia 151 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 151 

Eloy, Arizona .... 151 

Lancaster, Ohio 151 

Minot, North Dakota 151 

Wallins, Kentucky .... .... ... . 151 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky 150 

Adamsville, Alabama _. .». .... 150 

Findlay, Ohio .... .... 150 

Springfield, Ohio 150 

Rockingham, North Carolina ... . 150 

Greenville, North Carolina 150 

Alexandria, Virginia .... ... . ._ 150 

Baltimore (West), Maryland 150 

Hagerstown, Maryland _. 150 

Marietta, Georgia 150 

Brunswick, Georgia .... ~ 150 

Jackson, Tennessee — . 150 

Lansing, Michigan .._ 150 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama ... . 149 

Bristol, Tennessee — — 148 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 147 

Tallahassee, Florida .... _ .... 147 

Clinton, South Carolina 147 

Pelzer, South Carolina _ ._. 147 

Erwin, Tennessee 147 

Willow Run, Michigan 147 

Piedmont, Alabama .... ... . 146 

Oakley, California .... 146 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 146 

Bluefield, Virginia .... _. 146 

Sylacauga. Alabama 145 

Asheville, North Carolina 145 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 145 

Homerville, Georgia 145 

Oakdale, Alabama .... 144 

Tarrant City, Alabama 144 

Lake Placid, Florida 144 

Conway, South Carolina _.. _ 144 

Marion (Cross Mill), North Carolina .... 144 

Elberton, Georgia .... 144 

Homestead, Florida 143 

Hamilton Tabernacle, Ohio .... 143 

Lemmon, South Dakota .... .... .... 143 

Lakedale, North Carolina .... 143 

Summerville, Georgia 143 

Torrance, California ... . 142 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 142 

North Belmont, North Carolina 141 

Lowell, North Carolina 141 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), 

Tennessee _ 141 

Lawton, Oklahoma 141 

South Henderson, North Carolina .... 140 
Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge), 

Tennessee 140 

West Miami, Florida 139 

Trafford, Alabama 138 

San Pablo. California 138 

Clarksburg, West Virginia .... 138 

Riverside (Ft. Worth), Texas 137 

Rock Hill (North), South Carolina .... 137 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 137 

Baldwin, Georgia 136 

New Summltt, Arkansas 136 

Englewood, Tennessee 136 

Toledo (Segur Avenue), Ohio 136 

Decatur, Alabama 135 


Chandler, Arizona .... ... . 135 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 135 

Patetown, North Carolina 135 

New Orleans (Spain Street), Louisiana 135 

Brenton, West Virginia 135 

Pensacola, Florida ... . 134 

Cramerton, North Carolina .... ... . 134 

Wadesboro, North Carolina 134 

Washington, North Carolina __ .... .... 134 

Monroe, Georgia _ 134 

Mallory, West Virginia ... . _ 134 

Albertville, Alabama ... 133 

Loxley, Alabama .... ._. .... 133 

War, West Virginia ._ _ 133 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee ... . 132 
Memphis (Mississippi Blvd.), Tennessee 132 

Oak Grove, Tennessee .... 132 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee .... ... . 132 

Nashville (North), Tennessee .._ 132 

Knoxville (West), Tennessee .._ 132 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina .... 132 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina .... 132 
Thomasville, North Carolina _ ..„ ._. 132 

Cedartown, Georgia 132 

Bainbridge, Georgia .... _. 132 

Richmond, Indiana .... _ _. 131 

Everett, Pennsylvania ... . ... . __ 131 

Kenosha, Wisconsin .... .... __ 131 

Fairfield, California .... .... _. 130 

Ontario, California .... .... .... 130 

Graham, Texas 130 

Asheboro, North Carolina .... .... 130 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 130 

Athens, Tennessee . .... 130 

South Tucson, Arizona .._ .... .... .... 130 

Rochelle, Illinois .... 130 

Summit, Illinois .... .... .... .... 129 

Humboldt, Tennessee .... .... 129 

North Pritchard, Alabama ... . ... 129 

Macclenny, Florida . 129 

Shelby, North Carolina .... . 123 

Lavonia, Georgia _ .... 128 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia ._. 128 

Ft. Meade, Florida 128 

Lake Worth, Florida 128 

Lincolnton, North Carolina .... .... 128 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky .... 128 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky .... 128 

Cawood, Kentucky _ 128 

Muskegon, Michigan 123 

Mt. Pleasant, Maryland 128 

Buhl, Alabama .. .... 127 

Clinton, South Carolina 127 

Benson, North Carolina .... 127 

Roanoke, Virginia .... .... 127 

Florence, South Carolina 127 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 127 

Mill Creek, West Virginia 126 

Salinas, California 126 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois 126 

Newport, Tennessee 126 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 126 

Sevierville, Tennessee 126 

Boonsboro, Maryland .'. 126 

Dearborn, Michigan .... .... 128 

Franklin, Ohio .... .... 125 

Arcadia, Florida .. ... 125 

West Durham, North Carolina 125 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina .... ... 125 

Lexington, North Carolina .... 125 

River Rouge, Michigan .... 125 

Benton Harbor, Michigan .... ... 125 

West Vernor, Michigan .... . 125 

West Frankfort, Illinois 125 

Warrenville, South Carolina ... . .... 125 


Total Monthly Attendance for October 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 6,703 

North Cleveland, Tennessee ... 1,375 

Lynch, Kentucky 1,347 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), 

North Carolina .. .... 1,116 

Fort Mill, South Carolina _ 1,000 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky .... 950 
Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio ... 800 
Lumberton (East), North Carolina 696 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... . 655 

Mitchell, Indiana 595 


South Carolina .... 46 

West Virginia .... .... .... .... 36 

Ohio .... 29 

Alabama .... .... .... 28 

Georgia .... .... ... 

Florida ... 

North Carolina 
Pennsylvania ... 


Texas (N.W.) .... 

Zion Ridge, Alabama 

Ft. Payne, Alabama .... .... . 

Lumberton, North Carolina 
Dallas, Texas .... .... .... _ . 

. 101 

.... 100 

.... 100 

_.. 100 


Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 .... 25 

Branch Sunday Schools reported as 

of October 30, 1959 .... ... 862 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 _ 35 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 (Branch 

and New) .... 60 

Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
October 1959 

200 and Over 

Elberton, Georgia 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio 

Home for Children, Tennessee 



Jasper, Alabama .... .... 197 

Dressen, Kentucky .... _. .... .... 195 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 194 

Wilmington, North Carolina _ 192 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... .... 188 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio ... 170 

Hamilton Tabernacle, Ohio .... .... ... 164 

Dayton (E. Fourth), Ohio -.. .... 162 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 153 
Erwin, North Carolina .... 152 


Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio .... .... 148 

Daisy, Tennessee ... . .... — . .... 143 

Mlnot, North Dakota .. ... . ... . ... . __ .... 145 

West Lakeland, Florida .... ... . ... . 141 

Brooklyn, Maryland .... ... . .... 139 

Whitwell, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 135 

Rossville, Georgia ... . ... . _ ... . 134 

Jacksonville, Florida .... ... . .... 133 

Lenoir City, Tennessee . ... . .... .... 131 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania ... . 127 

Lakeland, Florida .... . — . — . _.. 125 

Russell Springs, Kentucky .... ... 125 

Van Dyke, Michigan .... .... .... 125 

Garden City, Florida 124 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... 124 

Dayton, Tennessee ...... _ .... .... 124 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky . ... 122 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee — . 121 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio .... _. 120 
Monroe (4th Street), Michigan ... . .... ... . 120 

Dallas, North Carolina .... .... ... . 116 

Avondale Estates, Georgia ... . .... 115 

Huntington, West Virginia .... ... . 114 

Goldsboro, North Carolina .... .... 113 

Radford, Virginia .... 113 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 112 

Dillon, South Carolina .... Ill 

Evarts, Kentucky .... .... ... . Ill 

Orlando, Florida 110 

Plant City, Florida 110 

Chattanooga, (North), Tennessee .... __ 110 

Newport News, Virginia ... . ... . .... 110 

Belle Glade, Florida . . . . 109 

South Gastonia, North Carolina _ 109 

Sanford, North Carolina .... .... .... .... 109 

Austin, Indiana .... .... 109 

Nashville (Meridian Street), Tennessee 109 
East Laurinburg, North Carolina ... ... 108 

Geneva, Alabama . .... .... .... ... 107 

Rifle Range, Florida .... .... 107 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan .... .... 107 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee .. 106 
Akron (Market Street), Ohio .... .... .... 105 

Perry, Florida ... ... . ... . .... 105 

Sulphur Springs, Florida _ ... 105 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 105 

Pulaski. Virginia ... .... ... . ... . ... . 105 

Harlan, Kentucky .... 104 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia .... .... .... 103 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... ... . ... . 103 

South Lebanon, Ohio .... .... ... 102 


Oak Grove, Tennessee 99 

Blackwater, Arkansas 98 

Clearwater, Florida 98 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida .... ... . .... 98 

Alarka, North Carolina 98 

Grand Ridge, Florida 97 

Lake Placid, Florida 97 

Mt. Vale, Tennessee 97 

Waynesburg, Pennsylvania ... . 96 

East Orlando, Florida .... 96 

Adel, Georgia — ... . 96 

Princeton, West Virginia ... . 96 

Covington, Louisiana _ ... . 95 

Georgetown, South Carolina .... _ 95 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 95 

Zion, Georgia ... . .... .... ... . ... . 94 

Grays Knob, Kentucky ... . .... .... 94 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 94 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), 

South Carolina ... 94 

Albertville, Alabama .... .... ... . .... ... . .... 93 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 93 

Tyler, Texas .... .... 93 

Dunlap, Tennessee . .... 93 

Garden City, Alabama ... _ 92 

North Birmingham, Alabama ... 92 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas .... .... 92 

North, South Carolina .... 92 

Ravenna, Kentucky ... .... .... .... .... 92 

Sparta, Tennessee ... ... . .... .... .... 91 

Alva, Florida 91 

Arcadia, Florida .... .... 91 

Bainbridge, Georgia .... .... .... .... 91 

Columbus, Georgia .... ... . 90 

Bethany, South Carolina .... ... . 90 

Somerset, Kentucky .... .... .... 90 

Stinnet, Kentucky .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 90 

Benton, Illinois .. .... ... . 90 

Kenosha, Wisconsin .... .... .... .... 90 

Marion, South Carolina .... .... 89 

Valdosta, Georgia . .... ... 89 

McMinnville, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 89 

Laurels, Tennessee 89 

Sevierville, Tennessee .. 88 

Junction City, Kentucky 88 

Cleveland (55th), Ohio .... 88 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio _. .... 88 

Torrance, California __ .... .... .... 88 

Ruskin, Florida 88 

Dunfordton, Virginia 88 

Pelzer, South Carolina .... 87 

Kannapolis (Elm Street), 

North Carolina 87 

Catlettsburg, Kentucky .... .... .... 87 

Tifton, Georgia . .... .... 87 

Piney Grove, Georgia 87 

Battle Creek, Michigan .... .... .... .... .... 87 

Alabama City, Alabama .... 86 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina 86 

Swift Current, Canada .... .... .... 86 

Nashville (North), Tennessee .... 86 

Adamsville, Alabama .... ... . ... . ... . .... .... 85 

Fairfield, Alabama . .... 85 

Chokoloskee, Florida .... .... 85 

Benson, North Carolina 85 

Dwarf, Kentucky 85 

Washington, D. C. .... 85 

Mullins, South Carolina -.. .... 84 

Pontiac, Michigan . .. . .... 84 

Houston (No. 2), Texas .. .... 83 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee ... 83 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky .... 82 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 82 

Iowa Park, Texas .... .... 82 

Jampa, Florida . 82 

Hemingway, South Carolina ... . 82 

Madisonville, Tennessee .... — . .— 82 

Paris, Texas .... .... .... ... 81 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 81 

Bartow, Florida ... ... 81 

Pensacola, Florida .... 81 

Greensboro (State Street), 

North Carolina .... ... 81 

North Lenoir, North Carolina 81 

Stanley, North Carolina .... .... .... 81 

Nealsville, North Carolina .... ... . 80 

Willow Run, Michigan 80 

Wyandotte, Michigan .... .... 80 

Mullins, West Virginia .... 80 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio .... .... 80 

Montgomery, Alabama 80 

Plainview, Texas .. ... 80 

Unicoi, Tennessee .... 80 

Chattanoga (East), Tennessee .... 80 

Oregonia, Ohio ... .... 79 

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Dear Wondering, 

I have answered similar questions 
before in this column, but I am 
happy to try to answer this, also. 
Why do you ask the question? Do 
you think it may be wrong but 
hope you can get someone else to 
approve it? Let me say, first of all, 
that if you are questioning it in 
your own mind, then do not do it. 

If you asked the question be- 
cause your parents have thought 
you should not listen to that kind 

of music, and you wonder if others 
agree with them, I would say, yes, 
most parents and older (than teen- 
age) people feel that "jazz" has a 
bad influence on youth. There is 
some popular music, however, 
which is not in that same class. 
The words have some meaning and 
the tune is not just beat and 

One of the worst things about 
this "modern" music is that you 
are so likely to turn more and more 
to it and let it become your stand- 
ard of music. Then you no longer 
have an interest in church and 
classical music. 


Miss Sherryl Cone, (16) 
7151 Bestel Avenue 
Westminster, California 

Douglas Yarbrough 
Route 3, Box 40-B 
Fitzgerald, Georgia 

(Continued on page 21 

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A Guest Editorial 

By Kotherine Bevis 

He Was Not a Man- 
He Was a Mountain! 

JN HIS ESTIMATE of President Lincoln, John 
Nicolay, the historian, paid him this stately 
tribute: "He was not a man, he was a mountain. 

Abraham conquered the rebellion; liberated the 
slaves; disarmed all criticism by shouldering all faults; 
held the people to their great task; made the strongest 
argument for peace and the best defense of war; wore 
honor without oppression; died a martyr, and was 
wept for by the civilized world." 

What a glorious tribute! 

Let us go back to the time when Abraham Lincoln 
was just a lad of nine. Standing beside the grave of 
his mother, as the service had ended, he felt the pain 
that had started in his heart several months before 
being alleviated to some extent. 

It had been an unbearable grief that she had been 
buried without a religious service; he had never 
known a moment's ease from this pain until now, 
this moment. Though his mother had passed away 
months before, this lad had gotten in touch with a 
minister miles away from his home town. The min- 
ister, to please the child, had come the distance, a 
long one in that day, and on his arrival was sur- 
prised to find the boy had gathered boys and girls 
from miles around to attend the belated religious 
service for his dead mother. 

As he stood there that day, his grief somewhat 
allayed, at least for the moment, the warm summer 
breeze seemed to whisper the words that he so often 
had heard his mother say: "I would rather a boy of 
mine owned a Bible and read it, than to own houses 
and lands." 

These words became a part of this lad's life. He 
remembered other words that she spoke also, such as: 
"Abe, love everybody, hinder nobody, and someday 
the world will be glad that you were born." 

And today the world is glad, and has been for these 
many years, and will continue to be; for Abraham 
Lincoln, with his high moral sense, his common sense, 
and his reasoning faculties which looked at a ques- 
tion from all sides, is not only loved by all Americans, 
but was God's prophet. 

"I know there is a God," said Lincoln. "I know He 
hates injustice and slavery. If He has a place for me, 
and I think He has, I am ready. I am nothing, but 
the truth is everything. With God's help, I shall not 

LINCOLN'S YOUTH knew nothing but 
poverty, and he had no earthly possessions, but God 

blessed his young life with such spiritual blessings 
that the principles of a Book dwelt deep in his heart — 
a Book that he always carried in his pocket, and 
regularly read — the Bible! 

Such was the influence of Lincoln's mother upon 
his life that he said: "All I am and hope to be, I owe 
to my sainted mother." Because this mother, in those 
few short years taught her son the great love of God, 
and instilled into his little life the need to read His 
Word, this unlettered and provincial backwoodsman 
became one of the most gifted masters of the English 
language. His memory will shine with immortal glory 
when the years of time have forever ended. 

It was said of him that he loved to dig up a ques- 
tion "by the roots and hold it up and dry it before 
the fires of his mind." He argued that "political prob- 
lems, at bottom, are religious and moral problems," 
and the testimony of his life and works proved that 
he believed it. 

Constantly, throughout his public career, Lincoln 
identified himself with God and the Ten Command- 
ments, with justice and freedom. The Declaration of 
Independence and the Constitution were precious 
heritages which were to be kept intact for the venture- 
some and free of that day, and for all posterity as well. 

The process that formed his political philosophy 
was processed from the Bible, providing him a clear 
insight into the critical tensions which threatened 
the nation. 

His faith in God made it possible for him to pene- 
trate the fogs of controversy and war, when all about 
him were confused and often at cross-purposes. 

In every period of crisis, Abraham Lincoln trusted 
God, the God with whom his mother had made him 
acquainted. As he trusted, he displayed that supreme 
love incapable of misunderstanding, patience which 
knew no harshness, unfaltering faith, and a loyalty 
to duty that was unswerving — these characteristics 
typified this beloved American. 

Humanitarian, statesman, or military strategist, 
Abraham Lincoln never forgot God, and, Christian 
man that he was, he exemplified the simple truth 
that the blessings of liberty and security under law 
are the fruits of Christianity. And he, though dead 
now these many years, tells each individual his ob- 
ligation to support God's Word and His blessings of 
liberty and freedom against all attacks. 

Yes, John Nicolay, the historian, was right. Abra- 
ham Lincoln was a mountain. 





By Chester Shuler 

Illustrated by Chloe Stewart 

- ' 

"Crying for joy, 
I hope?" he said. 

S~} ARAH BENSON placed the 

^ steaming dishes of food on 
^— * the table before her young 
husband. Then she slipped into her 
chair across from him and both 
of them reverently bowed their 
heads while deep-voiced Jacob 
thanked the Gi"er of Gifts for 
these and all blessings. 

With forced cheerfulness they 
chatted about routine matters, 
then ate in silence until pretty 
blue-eyed Sarah blurted the ques- 
tion which lay heavily upon both 

"What can we do about paying 
our pledge for missions, Jacob? Sun- 
day will be the last day we can pay 
it before conference. And our min- 
ister wishes to take all the offering 
for missions along when he goes. 
We made the promise in good faith, 
and we ought to keep it. But the 
loss of Old Buck—" The pretty little 
wife tried to stifle the sigh that 
slipped from her lips. 

Jacob ate in silence, then tried 
to sound cheerful as he answered, 
"Yes, honey. It does seem bad. At 
the moment I confess I don't see 
just how we can raise the money 
we pledged. But I'm trying to trust 
the Lord to show us a way. As you 
say, we made the promise in good 
faith, and I believe He will show 
us how to keep it, in spite of the 
loss of the mule." 

"Yes, Jacob," Sarah said. "I hope 
you are right." 

Jacob could not hide the anxiety 
in his honest eyes. But he added, 

"Our note on the farm does come 
due in a month, and we can't afford 
to get behind in our payments this 

Pretty Sarah started. "Oh, dear! 
I'd forgotten about the note. And 
we certainly may not get behind. 
We know how mean Mr. Curry is 
said to be when people don't pay 
on the dot! It seems so unfair! So — 
so — to think of a man so willing 
to foreclose on his neighbors when 
he's already the richest man in 
the community and — " 

"Hush, honey." Jacob's tone was 
low and tender. "I know how you 
feel, but Mr. Curry is only repre- 
senting the stockholders of the 
bank. They expect him to make 
money for them, and he has to do 
some things which he probably 
doesn't relish. It's business with 
him, and—" he added hastily with 
his sudden, bright smile, "don't you 
worry, honey, the good Lord will 
show us the way soon now." 

Sarah rose and put a plump arm 
around her husband's broad shoul- 
ders. "Thanks, dear. I know I'm 
ungrateful at times and easily dis- 
couraged. And you're so strong and 
—trusting! Surely, surely, He will 
help us!" 

She hurried to the refrigerator 
for their cooling dessert and tried 
hard to smile her prettiest as they 
ate it together. Oh, how fortunate 
she was, Sarah decided, to have a 
husband like Jacob Benson who was 
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The National Sunday School and Youth Director presents a diploma to one of 
the graduates of the first Staff College — Reverend Gale Barnett, State Director of 

A few did not make it for this "after lunch" group picture of the Staff College 
students, but most of them are here. 

Reverend James A. Cross, General Overseer, delivers the "keynote address" in 
the opening session of the Staff College. His subject was "The Challenge of This 

The directors watch and listen c-s Reverend Clyne W. Buxton, State Director of 
Alabama, conducts a Workers' Conference during the "laboratory church visit" 
to the North Cleveland Church of God. 

Reverend Earl P. Paulk, Jr., "Forward in Faith" radio pastor, speaks to the 
leaders on "What the Pastor Expects When a State Director Visits His Church and 
in His Home." 

Sunday School and youth leaders enjoy a banquet at the Cedar Lane Restaurant, 
provided for them through the courtesy of the Church of God Publishing House. 

Brother Buxton preaches to his "laboratory church visit" congregation at North 
Cleveland Church of God. The "laboratory church visit" was a means of actually 
demonstrating to the directors how to make an effective church visit. 


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National Sunday School 
and Youth Board Sponsors 
First Staff College 


/Graduation was an ex- 

ij citing time for 42 Sunday 

^y School and youth directors 
on Friday morning, November 20, 
especially since these leaders are 
graduates of the FIRST STAFF 
COLLEGE ever sponsored by the 
National Sunday School and Youth 
Board. These leaders represented 
43 states, Latin America, Canada, 
the Colored Churches of God, and 
the Spanish Churches of God east 
of the Mississippi. 

The week of November 16-20 was 
filled with excitement! Stimulating 
classroom study, special lectures, 
panel discussions, challenging vis- 
ual demonstrations, inspiring ser- 
mons, a banquet, a fellowship 
hour, the showing of thought- 
provoking Sunday School and 
youth films, and a laboratory 
church visit provided a full week 
of profitable activity for the Staff 
College students. 

Special recognition is due the 
president of Lee College, Reverend 
Rufus L. Piatt; Reverend R. H. 
Gause, registrar; Reverend Robert 
Stevens, chaplain; and Mr. Elmer 

Odom for their excellent teaching 
and assistance. 

Reverend James A. Cross, Gen- 
eral Overseer; the National Sunday 
School and Youth Board (Earl T. 
Golden, Ralph E. Day, Donald S. 
Aultman, and Hollis L. Green); the 
National Department staff (Cecil B. 
Knight, Bernice Stout, William J. 
Dobben, Sue Snyder, and Rebecca 
Cannon); Reverend E. C. Thomas, 
Reverend Lewis J. Willis, Reverend 
F. W. Goff, Reverend Clyne W. 
Buxton, Reverend Paul L. Walker, 
Reverend Earl P. Paulk, Jr., Rev- 
erend Bennie S. Triplett, Rever- 
end Paul Henson, Reverend Rich- 
ard Stoppe, and Mrs. Winona Ault- 
man are also to be commended for 
the valuable contribution each 
made to the success of this en- 

A look at the accompanying pic- 
tures shows some of the activities 
that marked the beginning of what 
unquestionably is a great training 
program for Sunday School and 
youth leaders. 

— O. W. Polen 
National Director 

A Lasting Love 


ONE DAY EVERY year is set aside as a special 
day for showing our affection and love to 
families and friends. Of course, that does not 
mean that we should make known our love on spe- 
cial days of the calendar only, but Valentine's Day 
is a happy, centuries-old custom. 

There is one love, a lasting love, greater than any 
human love ever known. You may have guessed that 
this is the love of Christ for His Church. It was and 
still is imperturbably constant and lasting. Not only 

did He love the Church in the beginning, when she 
was a novelty, when she was fresh, new, interesting, 
and charming with youthful enthusiasm for and 
heroic devotion to Him. Christ loved His Church just 
the same later on when she began to show weak- 
nesses of the human element within her, when her 
members became disunited and often grew tainted 
with sin and vice. Then, too, He abided with her in 
an unfailing, everlasting love, unswerving attachment 
and saving protection. Jesus loves His Church today, 
almost two thousand years after His espousals with 
her. There is not one grain of love less, there is not 
one less diminution of ardor. 

Christ loved His Church with a real, actual, and 
practical love. That love did not consist of sugar- 
sweet phrases, endearing terms, and constant pro- 
fessions of love, but it showed itself in His conduct, 
in every word, deed, and action. In whatever task He 
undertook, His preaching, His miracle of the bread 
and the fishes, and His death on the cross, Christ 
showed that love for His Church. His resurrection, 
His ascension and everything He did was a rendition 
of love for His Church. And down through the years, 
His active assistance and protection of her never 
cease in effectiveness. 

So, TOO MUST a good Christian man 
or woman's love be for his or her mate. That is why 
a good Christian boy and girl offer that same kind 
of love toward parents, brothers and sisters, neigh- 
bors, and friends. While we do not fail to tell how 
fond we are of people, do we actually back up our 
professions of devotion with exhibitions of real serv- 
ice? Do we actually make sacrifices ourselves for the 
love of others? What about our parents? What about 
their happiness? Christ shrank from no labor, no sac- 
rifice in the interest of His Church. After two thou- 
sand years of knowing and serving Him, have we 
learned the art of practical sacrifice inspired by the 
love of those around us? 

Perfection is seldom, if ever, realized by men on 
this earth. Christ does not expect perfection; He just 
expects us to do our best. He understands the failings 
of all of us, and with that same constant and lasting 
love for His Church, He loves every one of His chil- 
dren and forgives us all. 

A special day for friendliness is February 14. When 
you are sending valentines to your friends, be sure 
to think of your parents and your family. Remember 
the people with whom you have had disagreements 
and the friends to whom you have been a little cool 
lately. Remember to make some little sacrifice for the 
love of your family and friends, but most of all, for 
the love of Christ whose love for all of us is, and 
always shall be, a lasting, true love. 


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Reserves For Reverses! 


i fAVE YOU EVER stopped to think about the 

/ /two words, RESERVES and REVERSES— two 

w-/v words with meanings far apart, yet each has 

the same letters and the same number of letters? 

Even though these two words may seldom be con- 
fusing, they have a significant relationship which 
perhaps many have never realized. 

So many people are prone to use the excuse for not 
succeeding, "I met with reverses is the reason I failed." 
However, if reverses were all that are needed to 
stop men from going on to success, there would be 
a greatly reduced number of great and successful 
people in the history of the world. 

In this month of February, we are made to think 
of one of history's greatest of greats, Abraham Lincoln, 
a man who refused to let reverses stop him. The 
reason was that he had reserves for the reverses he 
met in life. 

Abraham Lincoln was perhaps the most defeated 
and frustrated politician of his day. In addition to 
other disappointments and failures, he had at least 
five major political defeats, any one of which might 
have floored an average person. 

In his early life, he was a very disappointed suitor. 

Then came failure in a small country business. 

He ran for the Illinois legislature, as well as the 
U.S. Congress, and was defeated each time. 

Running for vice-president of our United States, he 
was turned down by the voters. 

Still undaunted by such reverses, he used his 
reserves and again tried to be elected U.S. senator, 
but instead drank again the bitter dregs of defeat. 

But do not fail to read on in your United States 
history, for this man who knew so many reverses 
in his life succeeded in being elected four times to 
the Illinois legislature, and was finally elected to the 
highest office a citizen of the U.S. can hold — the 

But even after becoming president, Mr. Lincoln 
felt the deep stabs of reverses, but he also felt the 
sustaining power of the reserves built up in his life. 
Calling upon his God for help, Lincoln used his 
reserves to help him set the Union back on the long 
road to victory during the great trial of the Civil 

Life needs its reserves! It is the reserves that carry 
us to victory. For every peak of achievement there 
is a shadow-land of struggle, and for this struggle 
there must be reserves! These reserves must be built 

up if we are to have them when they are needed. 
They are the latent strength stored up in the soul. 
The ingredients of these reserves are the common 
virtues of honesty, faith, diligence, determination, 
patience, courage, reverence, humility, love, and kindly 
consideration for others plus all the other ingredients 
which make for a sound, well-balanced Christian 

Lincoln knew how to pray. He knew how to trust. 
Lincoln knew that he served a God who was able 
to do with his life that which was best. 

We serve the same God today! With these reserves, 
we, too, can meet the reverses of life and, like Lincoln, 
triumph over repeated failures and any obstacles that 
might beset us. We, too, can meet reverses with 
reserves in our soul! 


African Diary Series 

Continued From January Issue 



^7 : 

By M. G. McLuhan 

Overseer of British Central Africa 

fO TEACH THESE hungry 
souls is a thrill never to be 
forgotten. Most of God's 
people are hungry for the Word 
of God, but these are the hungriest 
of all, I am sure. They will sit all 
day long, from early morning un- 
til late in the night, to hear the 
Bible taught. Their questions are 
intelligent, and they remember al- 
most everything that they are told. 
They walk close to God, and once 
a thing is proven by the Bible, 
they will gladly obey it. I think 
this is because they are not tram- 
meled by the educated doubts of 
the so-called highly civilized. They 
walk very close to God, and they 
do not have many of this world's 
goods to worry about. In some ways 
one's possessions are things to be 
ashamed of when one is among 
people so poor as these. When you 
find them coming to church in old 
clothes that you would not think 
of wearing, it makes you feel like 
looking for something that is not 
so good in which to dress while 
you are among them. Somehow you 
feel that a nice suit may make 
you appear like a wealthy person 
who is only condescending to spend 
a little time with them. You wonder 
if they do not look at your nice 
clothing and think that you are 
wearing it in order to impress them 
with your better station in life. As 
you examine your own heart you 
also wonder . . .? Perhaps you are 

trying rather unconsciously to im- 
press them with the superiority of 
the white race, or something of that 
nature. Several times I thought of 
the New Testament statement, "The 
poor heard Him gladly." That has 
not changed, thank God. 

These devoted people treated me 
like a king. They brought the 
honey-sweet papaws of East Africa, 
onions, eggs, potatoes, and even 
chickens. The chicken was de- 
licious, and as I sat in my reed 
hut, eating the golden brown fried 
morsels, I decided that the life of 
a missionary was in some ways not 
too bad at all. The birds they 
brought me were good, but I had 
recollections of other occasions 
when I was sure that the person 
who had caught the chicken given 
to me had done so in the night. I 
am sure that some ancient member 
of the flock had been caught by 
mistake, or perhaps I had been 
purposely presented with a crowing 
aristocrat who had numerous beak- 
and-spur victories to his credit. 
I recollected one time when I thor- 
oughly wished I could have traded 
the old barnyard patriarch for a 
younger and more tender member 
of the laity. The love bestowed upon 
me in Nyasaland will never be for- 

I found that the need for sound 
doctrinal teaching among these 
dear people is very great. Many 
small movements started by Afri- 


cans are teaching false doctrines. 
These are often mixtures of Chris- 
tianity, Mohammedanism, and hea- 
thenism. These false cults often 
put true Christianity to shame by 
their great sacrifices for their false 
faith. Most of these false cults 
which are spearheaded by Africans 
themselves are indictments against 
the mission program of various 
churches. Those churches did noth- 
ing to be sure that sound doctrine 
was imparted to their people. Con- 
sequently, they went out on their 
own to start preaching the gospel, 
but, alas, without much knowledge 
of what they were trying to preach. 
The Bible School that we now have 
operating in the Central African 
field is the answer to this chal- 
lenge. We are planning to bring 
down a number of these Nyasa be- 
lievers to the Bible School in Salis- 
bury. We will bring the younger 
men who are called of God and 
whose lives have been examples 
to others in their own country. 

During the last three days of our 
stay with the Nyasas, we had a 
special district convention. We did 
not have this at Magangane Vil- 
lage, but about twelve miles away 
in the bush country. We drove to 
this remote place in the Land Rov- 
er, and it was a real experience 
in itself. I am sure that an ox 
wagon would have difficulty get- 
ting in there, but the sturdy old 
Land Rover growled over the ob- 
structions and through the deep 
watercourses without any objec- 
tion. Eventually we reached the 
village where quite a large crowd 
were gathered. They had arranged 
an arbor under which we were to 
hold our meetings. I was happy 
with the opportunity to present our 
mission policy to the people there 
and to tell them about what we 
planned for the future. Then I 
preached to them from the Word of 
God and the blessing fell upon the 
meeting. This concluded our first 
day's meeting, and as the road was 
too treacherous to negotiate at 
night, we left well before sundown 
in order to get out to good roads 
before the light failed us. 

The next day was 

a very special day. We were to or- 
dain a number of ministers, and 

also to set forth evangelists. As 
the road was so bad, we decided 
that we would go to a different 
place for this meeting. Consequent- 
ly they guided us to a place about 
sixteen miles from Magangane Vil- 
lage. The road was reasonably good 
for that part of the world, and we 
got there in good time. The people 
were assembled under two huge 
trees, and there in the center a 
table was set to serve as a pulpit. 
I spoke on the qualifications for 
Christian ministry and the Lord 
blessed the meeting. Then we called 
the evangelists to come forward 
for the special prayer and instal- 
lation service. This was most touch- 
ing, and a beautiful spirit prevailed 
in the meeting. Then the men for 
ordination were asked to come for- 
ward and kneel before the pulpit. 

How my heart thrilled to see men 
being set forth into the ministry! 
Around us were the heathen, look- 
ing on in wonderment as we layed 
our hands on the heads of these 
men whom God had called for His 
service. I realized that I would nev- 
er be able to reach the hearts of 
the crowd close by, but these of 
their own race and tribe would 
surely be able to reach them with 
the gospel. These men upon whose 
heads I was laying my hands would 
become the key to unlock the heart 
of Nyasaland for our church. How 
I wished that some of my brethren 
from America could have been with 
me to witness the scene. I was the 
only white man there, but best of 
all my heavenly Father was there, 
and He could see the future which 
I could not. 

After the ordination service, I 
turned the pulpit over to my assis- 
tant, Brother Lazarus Chikovi. He 
spoke for about half an hour on 
divine healing. Then we called for 
those who wished to be prayed for 
to please come forward. There were 
many, because there is much di- 
sease in these faraway places. God 
met us wonderfully and many ex- 
pressed and showed signs of re- 
ceiving healing on the spot. Then 
an evangelistic sermon was 
preached and several came forth 
for salvation. One of them openly 
confessed his numerous sins, and 
some of them were of the blackest. 
However, the Lord met him there 

and pardoned him; as the brethren 
gathered around to pray with him, 
he soon had the assurance of sal- 
vation. These are the proofs that 
the gospel is the only answer in 
these needy places. The message of 
Christ is the cure for sin and the 
antidote for the poison of Com- 
munism and Mohammedanism. 

The sun was almost setting when 
we closed the meeting and got into 
the Land Rover to go back over 
the rough road to our base at Ma- 
gangane Village. Once back in my 
little reed hut I prepared a good 
supper for myself, while the be- 
lievers prepared supper for the 
African brethren who were with 
me. We retirfed early because the 
next day was Sunday, and a day 
of very special meetings at that. 
It was also the closing day of our 
visit to this needy area, so we 
wished to make the best of it in 
every way. As I looked back upon 
the week of Bible studies and spe- 
cial meetings that we had just con- 
cluded, I was very well satisfied 
and very happy that I had come 
to minister to these needy souls. 
I retired to the sound of our own 
believers' singing softly around the 
fire, but in the background of the 
African night I could hear the hea- 
then in the nearby villages going 
about their wierd singing and 
chanting. It was different here 
from that which I had heard dur- 
ing our second night on the Great 
East Road. These were at least 
within the reach of our ministers 
and they stood a chance of hearing 
the message very soon. 

rattling of pots and pans on the 
campfire and the first rays of dawn 
breaking through the reed walls of 
my hut. I arose and shaved, but 
not with an electric razor. The old- 
fashioned straightedge razor that 
the barbers still use is the best and 
most foolproof for this kind of trip. 
After breakfast we hurried to get 
ready and depart for the meeting. 
The Land Rover had a capacity 
load as we slowly made our way 
to the difficult place about twelve 
miles away. This was where we had 
held the first meeting of our three- 
day convention, and with the extra 
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~J4oout /juvenile ^Deiinauencui 



" / plus — the two young men in 

>^y the seat just ahead of me 

on the bus. Anyone listening to 

their sprightly talk would know 

that they were deep-rooted Chris- 
tians. Their faith flowed through 
all their talk about sports and 
school and girl friends and sum- 
mer camp and home life. Ten para- 
graphs or so along the conversa- 
tional route, they began talking 
about juvenile delinquency. I lis- 
tened with all my ears! 

After the two had exclaimed over 
a stabbing the night before in a 
city a hundred miles away, they 
assured each other that something 
should be done, and soon. 

At this point one of the two told 
the other with double-barreled con- 
viction, "I say it's up to parents 
and law officers and teachers to 
get busy. They're the ones to go 
into action. What can teen-agers 
do? You and I, for instance?" 

"Oh, I think there's a lot teen- 
agers can do," the second fellow 

I was fairly sitting on the edge 
of my seat to hear what was said 
next. But at that point, unfortu- 
nately, the bus rolled into the town 
where the fellows were getting off; 
in the flurry of grabbing up coats, 
hats, and overnight cases, the pair 
left the whole question dangling. 

Do you ever ask yourself what 
Christian teen-agers can do about 
juvenile delinquency? Do you dis- 
cuss it with your pals? Try it, and 
you will have think-and-talk ma- 
terial enough for a whole evening! 
(And you will end up wanting to 
do more than just think and talk! ) 

Would you like some ideas on 
the subject? Here they are! 

According to J. Edgar Hoover, 
the biggest and most effective thing 
an upward-trail teen-ager can do 
is to develop into the finest, most 
inspiring, most challenging fellow 
or girl possible. One person's ex- 
ample in a community is a small 
thing? Do not ever think so! J. Ed- 
gar Hoover does not! When Jim or 
Barbara or Patsy sees that you 
are strong and highminded, and 

a shining example of Christian 
faith in conduct and ideals, well, 
there is no estimating the extent 
of that influence. 

And never think that juvenile 
delinquents do not secretly respect 
an upward-trailer who is strong 
for what he believes, and who lives 
up to it. 

Aside from set- 
ting an example, what can a 
Christian teen-ager do to counter- 
act juvenile delinquency? He can 
ally himself with worthwhile ac- 
tivities and causes in the commun- 
ity, country, and state. Good flour- 
ishes and evil lessens when people 
who are for the good things band 

Here is a topic to throw back 
and forth at your think-and-talk 
session: does it help fight juvenile 
delinquency for Christian fellows 
and. girls to be careful in their 
selection of friends? Does it matter 
whether their special pals are teen- 
agers who are sincere Christians, 
connected with the church? 

"Just a minute!" you say. "Do 
you mean we should stick together 
in a little tight clique, and act as 
if we are better than other fel- 
lows and girls?" 

Certainly not! But is there not 
a difference between acquaintances 
and pals? We are measured by our 
friends, are we not? Yet that leaves 
plenty of room, too, for being demo- 
cratic, pleasant, and interested 
when we have contacts with fel- 
lows and girls who are en route 
to becoming juvenile delinquents. 
It is one thing to chat with Jack 
L., who is a problem in the com- 
munity; it is quite another thing 
to pal around with him morning, 
noon, and night. By all means, let 
us welcome Jack to our youth fel- 
lowship, to school groups, and do 
everything we can to show him the 
true, sincere Christian spirit. 

What is the formula for doing this 


— for helping the Jacks and Lindas 
and Betseys who need help? Why 
not start by studying some on 
juvenile delinquency? Do you know 
how prevalent it is in your town, 
in your part of the state? What 
types of juvenile crime are most 
frequent? What has been done 
about the problem? What do au- 
thorities say are the causes? What 

do sociologists and psychologists ad- 
vise to correct these causes? If 
you do not know, why not get 
"wised up" before you sally forth 
on your crusade? 

Where can you get material? 
Chances are that there is plenty 
of it in your school and town li- 
brary, as well as in your church 
library. Your school principal, your 

teachers (especially those who 
teach sociology, history, civics, 
etc.), and your pastor can make 
suggestions. The local Salvation 
Army and the Welfare Board can 
give you suggestions, too. Or write 
to a good religious publishing house. 
If liquor is a factor in your local 
community (and it usually is), you 
(Continued on page 22) 

Betty's Errand 


1 IOW MUCH DO you have for the special mis- 
/ / sionary collection, Betty?" asked Martha, as 
«^/>/ they walked home from school. 

"I have fifteen cents," replied Betty. "How much do 
you have?" 

"I have tw*nty-five cents," said Martha, tossing her 

"Maybe Mrs. Moore would let me run an errand for 
her and then I could have my quarter to give, too. 
She usually gives me at least a dime for going to the 
grocery for her," said Betty. 

"Why don't you stop in now and ask, Betty?" said 
Mary. "I'll go along and help you carry, too." 

Betty and Mary went to Mrs. Moore's door. "I don't 
need anything from the store today, but I know Mrs. 
Drake upstairs does," said Mrs. Moore. 

Betty and Mary walked up the stairs to Mrs. 
Drake's door. "She's kind of cross," whispered Betty, 
"but I'll ask her anyway." 

Mrs. Drake came to the door. She frowned at the 
girls. "What is it, girls?" she asked shortly. 

"Mrs. Moore said you wanted someone to get some 
groceries for you," began Betty timidly. 

"Oh yes. Let me give you a list. Now you be care- 
ful," said Mrs. Drake, not stopping between her words. 

Mrs. Drake gave Betty a five-dollar bill. Betty and 
Mary skipped to the store. "Let's not step on a crack 
in the cement," said Mary laughing. The girls laughed 
and played all the way to the store. They almost went 
past, they were so interested in their game. 

When they got inside the store, Betty said: "Oh, 
the list! Where is it?" 

"In your pocket," said Mary. "I saw you put it in 

"It's not there," said Betty, trembling. 

She felt again: "Oh yes," she breathed in relief. 
"Here it is." 

THE GIRLS BOUGHT the groceries and 
Betty folded the charge slip with the list and put it 
in her pocket. "Don't forget that again," giggled Mary. 
"I got a quarter, a half dollar and a dime — eighty- 
five cents, that is — and that is the correct change," 

said Betty. "See how careful I can be?" 

"Let me carry the eggs," said Mary. 

"All right, but be careful," said Betty. 

The girls walked along talking about the mission- 
ary meeting that evening and how wonderful it would 
be to have a big collection to send to their favorite 
missionary. They wondered what they would have for 
refreshments, and Mary talked about her new dress 
she hoped her mother would let her wear. 

When the girls came to Mrs. Drake's yard, Betty 
said, "I only have a half dollar and a dime now. I 
lost the quarter." 

"Oh, Betty, let's walk back." The girls walked back 
looking, but could not find the money. 

"What shall we do?" asked Betty, close to tears. 

"You could tear up the slip and say the groceries 
were twenty-five cents more," said Mary. 

"I believe I will do that," said Betty. "I am afraid 
of Mrs. Drake's scolding and then I want that dime 
for tonight." 

The girls started up the stairs. Betty took out the 
slip and was about to tear it. "I can't act a lie," said 
Betty. "I'll tell Mrs. Drake the truth and give her my 
fifteen cents and owe her the dime until I can earn 

"You're right," said Mary. "I'll stick with you. Let's 
knock now." 

Betty trembled when Mrs. Drake came to the door. 
She told her the whole story breathlessly. Mrs. Drake 
stood frowning in the doorway. Suddenly she smiled 
and said, "Betty, I'm so glad you're honest. I have 
lost money, too." 

Betty pulled out the list and charge slip and the 
quarter rolled out. Mrs. Drake and the girls laughed. 
"It must have slipped into a corner of my pocket," 
said Betty. 

"Here's a dime for running the errand," said Mrs. 
Drake. "Come tomorrow evening and I may have an- 
other errand for an honest Christian girl." 

Betty and Mary ran down the steps, hand in hand. 
Betty laughed. "I've a quarter for the missionary col- 
lection, too!" she sang. 


Jamaica Sunday School 

outh Convention 

" / labored along the narrow 
+^-S highways past sugar planta- 
tions, fields of banana and coconut 
trees and past the famous old cotton 
trees steeped in antiquity. Leaving 
the flatlands behind, the little car 
rumbled along past one-room na- 
tive huts with their postage-stamp- 
size gardens high up on the steep 
mountainside behind them. Wind- 
ing its way around hairpin curves, 
the vehicle came upon groves of 
citrus fruits, including oranges, 
grapefruits, limes and lemons. 
Struggling up hills and around oth- 
er curves the pint-sized car ap- 
proached the town of Porus and 
on the outskirts of the town 
reached the Church of God, the 
site of the second of the three won- 
derful two-day regional Sunday 
School and youth conventions on 
the island of Jamaica. Though the 
Volkswagen was tiny, it looked quite 
stately as it pulled up to the 
church, for it was the only auto- 
mobile in the churchyard. Though 
the church was filled with enthu- 
siastic natives, only one had driven 
to the convention; they had come 
either by foot or by bus. Only a 
few natives can afford an auto- 

As the little car stopped, the oc- 
cupants got out, including Luke R. 
Summers, Overseer of Jamaica; 
Wallace Swilley, Jr., Sunday School 
and Youth Director of Georgia; 
Donald S. Aultman, Sunday School 
and Youth Director of Florida and 
myself, Sunday School and Youth 
Director of Alabama. We entered 
the church and our second great 
convention got under way. 

We were in Jamaica for a week 
of regional conventions. Wallace 
and I arrived at Kingston, a city 

of 300,000 population, capital of the 
island, and the location of our 
island headquarters, on Saturday, 
October 3. Don joined us on Mon- 
day. Jamaica is a most beautiful 
island with mountains over seven 
thousand feet in height, and with 
its scenic lowlands which are bor- 
dered by the multicolored Carib- 
bean Sea. The island is 148 miles 
long, measuring east to west, and 
fifty-two miles in width, and has 
a population of one and one-fourth 
million people, nearly twelve thous- 
and of which are members of the 
Church of God! Jamaica is a "mi- 
cro-continent," and its sights and 
scenes duplicate almost all parts 
of the world, with its lush tropic- 
like vegetation, its rolling savan- 
nahs of the west and the ascending 
grandeur of the Blue Mountain 
ranges of the east. 

Columbus discovered this island 
in 1492 and claimed it for Spain. 
In 1655 the British captured it and 
developed it to the point where, at 
one time, it was one of the richest 
of the British colonies. Today Ja- 
maica's association with Britain is 


Sunday School Director 
of Alabama 

intriguing. One comes upon it in 
the clipped speech of the people, 
in the traditions of law and order 
enforced by its colorfully-uni- 
formed police, and in the traffic 
moving on the left side of the street 
instead of the right. This pictur- 
esque island lies almost directly in 
the path of the trade winds and, 
as a result, is comparatively cool. 
Temperatures average seventy- 
eight degrees at sea level, and six- 
ty-five degrees in the hill areas in 
the center of the island. 

According to that 

excellent book of comprehensive 
historical facts of our foreign mis- 
sions work, Where the Saints Have 
Trod, by Charles W. Conn, the 
Church of God permanently began 
its missions work in Jamaica in 
1924, and as late as 1932 it 
was the site of our only for- 
eign missions work, other than 
that in the Bahama Islands. 
In 1932 we had thirty churches on 
the island. This historian further 
states that though our churches 
suffered greatly from the loss of 
forty-eight churches destroyed by 
a hurricane in 1951, the buildings 
were rebuilt, the work continued to 
progress, and today we have 189 
churches, with near the same num- 
ber of Sunday Schools and a goodly 
number of Y.P.E.'s; we have seven- 
ty-five missions on the island, with 
a membership of 11,218, and thirty 
thousand adherents. We also have 
152 native ministers and two 
schools. Jamaica has been one of 
our most fruitful missions fields. 

Brother Summers, a most capa- 
ble, youthful overseer, met our 
plane and whisked us by car to his 
home, a comfortable parsonage in 
Kingston. Though he has been in 
the Caribbean for ten years, he and 
his wife are natives of Saskatche- 
wan Province, Canada. Brother 
Summers, a man with broad shoul- 
ders and the physique of an ath- 


lete, has unbounding energy, and a 
thorough devotion to, and love for, 
his work. We who were visiting 
agreed that he is the ideal mis- 
sionary. No less devoted to missions 
is his wife who, besides her duties 
as mother of three boys, John, 
Wayne, and Paul, doubles as island 
secretary for her husband. We were 
very comfortable in their home and 
were treated most hospitably. 

We have several churches in 
Kingston and on Sunday morning 
we each visited and preached at 
one of them, and on that Sun- 
day at 3:00 p.m. our first Sun- 
day School and Youth Convention 
began. The church was packed and 
the people were most attentive. 
This type of convention (which 
they preferred to call congress) was 
something new to these people. 
After a short devotion the work- 
shops began. Would that words 
were adequate to clearly tell the 
eagerness and enthusiasm with 
which the natives received our in- 
struction! Though each workshop 
was scheduled to last only forty- 
five minutes, they sometimes last- 
ed one and one-half hours. With 
the questions and explanations on 
such new subjects, time was re- 
quired! As the workers thirstily 
drank in the instruction with as- 
tounding eagerness, they forgot 
time, and so did the workshop lead- 
er. After one such workshop period a 
blind man, who by some means had 
learned braile, was led to me. Dur- 
ing our conversation he showed me 
nine pages of notes he had taken 
in braile! 

At night during each of the con- 
ventions we had worship services, 
and one of us three brethren 
preached; that is, we rotated the 

preaching. The sincerity and whole- 
heartedness with which these peo- 
ple worshipped was indeed refresh- 
ing. I would that you could hear 
them sing! They began the songs 
without music, and not once did 
they have to get a new pitch, for 
the songs were always started in 
the right key. Oh, how these peo- 
ple can sing choruses! As they sang, 
"Lord, send some more Elijahs to 
pray the power down," the power- 
ful presence of God was felt. Even 
more worshipful was this chorus: 

"Sweet Jesus, sweet Jesus, what 

a Wonder You are; 
You're brighter than the morning 

You're nearer, much dearer than 

the lily that grows by the way; 
You're precious more precious 

than gold." 

It was a glorious experience to 
preach to these natives. The inno- 
cent, faithful, worshipful manner 
in which they received one's minis- 
try inspired one to preach with all 
his heart. We had powerful, wor- 
shipful services. 

Jamaica is divided 

into three counties. Over each 

Administration,'.' "The Art of Les- 
son Preparation," "The Workers' 
Training Course Program," "Soul- 
winning in the Sunday School," 
"Reaching Through Visitation," and 
"Teacher-Pupil Relationship." 

Montego Bay, the place of our 
last full convention, is 124 miles 
from Kingston, the site of our first 
convention. This distance we toured 
by car and had an excellent trip, 
which included short stops at sev- 
eral of our churches in the back 
country. On Friday afternoon we 
left scenic Montego Bay, which Ja- 
maicans claim is equal in splendor 
to France's Riviera, and drove the 
eight miles along the northern 
coast to our Bethel Bible College at 
Carron Hall. 

On Saturday afternoon we con- 
ducted workshops for the fifty stu- 
dents and had a worship service 
with them Saturday night. This 
school is Christ-centered and has 
high scholastic standards. Samuel 
Peterson, a native of Lemmon, 
South Dakota, is the very able pres- 
ident and is doing a superb job of 
training the fifty students. His wife 
Phyllis, a native of Moose Jaw, Sas- 
katchewan, Canada, is an excellent 
instructor both in music and in 
other studies. Francis Olson, a na- 
tive of Saskatchewan, Canada, has 
done an outstanding job of teach- 
ing there for several years. Sister 
Livingston and Brother DuCille are 
(Continued on page 25) 

county we have an overseer. Hence 
the organization of our Church 
there is thus: the island overseer, 
the county overseer, the district 
pastor, the pastor and the member. 
In each of these counties we had a 
convention; one in Surrey County at 
Kingston, one in Middlesex County 
at Porus, and one in Cornwall 
County at Montego Bay, in that 
order. The subjects used in these 
workshops were varied. Here are 
some of them: "The Local Church's 
Youth Program," "Organization and 



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"Ephesians and Philippians are the 

books for champions." 

By CECIL B. KNIGHT, Assistant Director, Sunday 

School and Youth Department 

^—w EEN-AGERS, "in times like 
" / these," nothing is more im- 
-^J portant than the Word of 
God — the anchor in time of storm. 
YOU need this anchor to stand 
stedfast in this hour of "teen-age 
revolt" and great temptation. 

Thousands of sharp teen-agers 
are now "digging deep" in the 
Word. They have been challenged 
and dared to prove their ability. 
They are responding because "E- 
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books for champions" — the books 
for teens to study for 1960 Bible 
Quiz meets. Yes, the Bible Quiz pro- 
gram is off to a great start, it 
is off the ground, off the 
launching pad, and in the air! 

In local churches, teen talk goes 
like this, "I wonder who will be 
champion in our church" or "Do 
you think Sue has a chance in 
the district race?" "Say, would 
I like to be the state champion!" 
"Oh boy! If I make it, I would 
be Memphis bound — to the General 
Assembly. I, Teen-ager Joe Brown 
from the Sunshine Church of God, 
could be the National Bible Quiz 

In local churches and over the 
districts where there are teen- 
agers, it is Bible Quiz time! The 
purpose of the Bible Quiz program 
is to stimulate Bible study among 
teen-agers and plant the Word of 
God in their hearts and lives. 
The Bible Quiz can be used as an 
extra feature in the local Y.P.E. 
service. It can be a feature at the 
district rally or at a special dis- 
trict meeting, such as district youth 
conventions, youth retreats, and 
overnight camps. In many states 
it will be a teen-age feature on 
Youth Day at the camp meeting. 

All the state champion Bible Quiz 
contestants will meet at the Gen- 
eral Assembly in August. They will 
be grouped by geographical areas 
in the first round of runoffs. 
These runoffs will determine the 
regional champions. The climactic 
moments in the teen Bible Quiz 
program will be the final quiz meet 
of the regional champions on 
Youth Night of the Assembly. From 
this Quiz will come the National 
Bible Quiz Champion of the Church 
of. God. WHO WILL IT BE? 

If you would like to know more 
about this youth-centered activity, 
write your state Sunday School 
and youth director and request 
the Teen Bible Quiz Know-How 
brochure. This brochure gives the 
full particulars. Promote this ac- 
tivity and you will be glad you 
did. If given the right incentive, 
the Bible Quiz program can be used 
of the Lord to bring blessings and 
spiritual growth to thousands of 
sharp, wonderful teen-agers in the 
Church of God. 

New Ruling 

on Counting Sunday School 

and Y. P. E. Attendance 

When Emergency Conditions 


The following ruling was estab- 
lished in the November 16, 1959, 
meeting of the National Sunday 
School and Youth Board: 

"It was moved that we adopt an 
'emergency service' provision for 
the Sunday School and Y.P.E. This 
provision will give the Sunday 
School or Y.P.E. the right to appeal 
to the state overseer and state Sun- 
day School and youth director to 
exclude the attendance of the 
'emergency service' from their 
monthly attendance if, as a result 
of extreme weather conditions, 
epidemics, or acts of God: 

1. It is impossible to conduct 
the Sunday School or Y.P.E. session. 

2. The attendance of the Sunday 
School or Y.P.E. session is off 
seventy-five per cent of the attend- 
ance for the previous quarter. 

3. The appeal is made immedi- 
ately (within one week). 

Further, that this ruling be made 
retroactive to July 1, 1959. 

(Note: Churches will be privileged 
to check over their reports from 
July 1, 1959, and to request any 
proper adjustment.)" 



For some time I have been think- 
ing that I would write to The Light- 
ed Pathway family to inform you 
about a problem that we face al- 
most constantly, but I have been 
reluctant to do so. I was fearful 
that some might not understand. 
But I am receiving letters from our 
missionaries requesting this, and I 
must pass the information along 
to our people. 

The spirit of nationalism is grow- 
ing so rapidly that we have to 
handle our work with all precaution 
in order not to infringe upon the 
rights of any foreign government. 
In a number of countries it has 
always been a violation of their 
laws for an alien to have any money 
on his possession from any other 
country, and here is the problem 
that we are facing today. I quote 
a missionary from one of our fields: 

"I would advise you not to send 
checks here to me as it is a serious 
violation of the law. To be caught 
with one would mean imprisonment 
or deportation from the country. 
Periodically the post office here 
opens our mail to make check on 
such as this, so please do not send 
check, money order, or currency to 
this field." 

Another missionary writes, "Be- 
cause some natives on some mission 
fields have been writing to some 
of our people for specific help for 
them, and because in some cases 
these natives are not even Chris- 
tians, our people are requested not 
to send monies or any help to any 
native on the field. Some of these 
natives have made these letters 
to the States a regular and lucra- 
tive business. Anyone who is in- 
terested in helping those who are 
deserving and who really need help 
should send contributions through 
the Missions Department." 

Most of our business with foreign 
countries is handled through the 
Bank of Exchange. Deposits are 
made here in the States and then, 
of course, the banks send the de- 
posits to the country, for the ac- 
count of that person for whom the 
money is designated. 

Executive Missions Secretary 



James A. Cross, General, Overseer 

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(Continued from page 5) 
so kind and patient, so industrious 
and uncomplaining. Oh, how wrong 
to be so anxious about a mere 
twenty-five dollar pledge! 

Sarah tried to sing snatches of 
their favorite hymns as she did 
the dishes, finished the milking and 
other evening chores. And then the 
couple sat on the wide porch in 
the moonlight for awhile before go- 
ing to rest. Sarah's last waking 
thoughts were of thankfulness to 
the Lord who would surely help and 
show them the light, as Jacob had 
so confidently predicted. 

Next morning, old 

Bossy, their best milch cow, lay 
dead in the stable, only a week af- 
ter the sudden decease of their lead 
mule. Bossy had cost them a tidy 
sum and was the most profitable 
animal in their small herd. 

Even Jacob's courage waned a bit 
as he counted up the financial 
obligations he would have to meet 
in the near future, without the help 
which Bossy's milk check had giv- 

"Sarah," Jacob said slowly, "I 
don't like to think it, but I'm afraid 
that for the present the only thing 
we can do is to ask Mr. Benson, 
the mission secretary, to reduce our 
pledge from twenty-five to fifteen 
dollars. That's more than half and 
seems better to promise what we 
can pay rather than something we 
can see no way of raising." 

Sarah sighed. "I suppose you are 
right, dear. With Bossy gone there's 
nothing else we can do now." Her 
voice was near a sob. 

"Later," Jacob said cheerily, 
"Were going to pay that twenty- 
five, of course. By next season we 
ought to be getting on our feet 

Mr. Benson from the church was 
understanding and sympathetic. 
"Certainly," he said, "we shall be 
glad to reduce your pledge, and if 
later you can pay it in full, that 
will be good, too." 

When the grandfather's clock 
bonged four next morning, Sarah 
spoke. "Jacob, why are you getting 
up so early? Why don't you sleep 
another half hour?" 

"Sleep?" he chuckled. "How come 
you're awake, honey? Hard on the 

beauty, you know, tossing as you've 
been for hours." 

"You've been tossing yourself, 

From the window they could see 
in the faint light of early dawn the 
cattle grazing in the pasture. Not 
long ago, Bossy had been there, too. 

"I was wondering if we did the 
right thing last evening, Jacob," 
Sarah said. 

"I was wondering the same 
thing," Jacob answered "Maybe 
that's what has kept us from sleep- 

"I think I know what we can do 
to pay our pledge in full, Jacob," 
Sarah told him. 

"You do?" Jacob sounded suspi- 
cious. "Some of your neat calculat- 
ing, I suppose." 

"Our old stove's not too good, 
Jacob. But it's far from worn out, 
and — " 

Jacob slipped a big hand over her 
mouth. "Just as I expected, my 
dear. But it won't work. That stove 
is all but falling apart, and it may 
burn the house down one of these 
days, and — " 

"Now Jacob Benson, you know 
very well it's not half so bad as 
all that! Worst thing is does is 
waste heat, but we have plenty of 
woodland at least. A good coat of 
polish will make it look like new." 

"I can't bear to think of your 
giving up a new stove when I've 
promised you and you need it bad- 
ly. I don't believe in making prom- 
ises I can't keep and — " He stopped 
suddenly. "That is— I — we" 

She nodded. "We failed with the 
missionary promise, dear. You and 

Jacob was silent 

for a long while. "Yes, I know. And 
making an unkept promise to the 
Lord is a lot worse, I guess. Tell 
you what, Sarah, if you're set on 
giving up your stove, I'll give up 
the feed-chopper I've hoped to get 
this fall. With the money we'll save 
on the two, we can pay the twen- 
ty-five dollars to the mission fund 
and meet our note, too — or most of 
it. And maybe by the time the holi- 
days come, we can get the stove 

"But Jacob," protested his wife, 
"you know you've already placed an 
order for the chopper, and with all 


those young cattle you're planning 
to fatten, you simply can't get along 
without it. No, let me do without 
the range but do get the chopper!" 

"I can cancel the order easily, 
Sarah. The dealer only put my 
name up a little higher on his list 
because I'm a friend of his." 

"Jacob Benson, you can't get 
away with this. I won't have it, 
and — " 

"Honey," Jacob's tone was seri- 
ous, "about a year ago you and I 
joined our lives together, remem- 
ber? And we promised we'd share 
and share alike in a lot of things, 
including our joys, sorrows, sick- 
ness, and health, didn't we?" 

"Yes, Jacob." 

"Then why not share the pleas- 
ure of making these sacrifices, if 
we may call them such? If you are 
half as happy over the idea of giv- 
ing up your new range for the Lord 
as I am about doing without the 
feed-chopper, I know we'll both 
want to — " 

Sarah's warm kiss stopped him. 
"Of course, dear — if that's the way 
you feel about it, too!" And she was 
crying on his shoulder. 

"Crying for joy, I hope?" he said. 


"Well, being a man, I can't cry 
for joy. But I'll admit I feel hap- 
pier than I have for some time," 
he said gently. "Now how about 
finding our checkbook before we 
lose our joy in giving?" 

Sarah watched Jacob's rather 
stiff fingers manipulate the 
scratching pen. Then he paused at 
the dollar sign. Slowly he wrote "3" 
instead of "2," then "0." "All right 
with you, dear?" 

"Yes, Jacob. We owe God five dol- 
lars interest for keeping Him wait- 

"So I figured," Jacob said. 

That evening when they returned 
from delivering the check to Mr. 
Benson, Sarah said happily, "I 
think the moon has never seemed 
so large and bright since one eve- 
ning, along about — " 

"Along about the night I tried 
to tell you how much I loved you," 
Jacob finished. "And then had the 
nerve to ask you to share my life." 
He chuckled. "Who would have 
thought, then, that I'd also ask you 
to share a broken down cookstove 
that was in the ark or — " 

"You know very well I'd have 
jumped at the chance," laughed 
Sarah. "And I consider it a great 
honor and pleasure to share every- 
thing now!" 

As they walked through the 
bright moonlight, Sarah hummed 
"Take My Life and Let It Be" un- 
til Jacob's deep bass picked up the 
words, "Take my silver and my 
gold, Not a mite would I with- 
hold . . ." 

The big moon seemed to approve 
of their duet with an extra smile 
of mellow beauty. 


(Continued from page 2) 
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heavy load. I had to travel with 
extreme caution in order, to keep 
from ruining a tire. We got there 
earlier than the previous time be- 
cause we had a very long service 
ahead of us. 

We were welcomed at the village 
in great style. First the children 
came shouting to meet us more 
than a half mile away from the 
village. Then when we got to the 
village, there were many people 
waiting to shake our hands and 
welcome us. We were taken to the 
arbor again, and soon the meeting 
was in full swing. One of the breth- 
ren led the singing, and let me as- 
sure you it was with a grandiose 
swing of his arms and no stillness 
of feet. Rhythm is born into these 
people, and they love the singing 
that is featured in every one of 
their meetings. Many of the songs 
which they sing are translations 
of the grand old hymns of the 
Christian church. They do not 
know any of the lighter quality gos- 
pel songs that are used in many 
places with very questionable value 
to true worship. They also sing with 
great devotion songs of their own, 
which are generally rather slow, 
but which they love very much. 

That Sunday morning was a spe- 
cial event as far as these poor peo- 
ple were concerned. I was to of- 
ficiate at the communion service, 
and as they are too poor to buy 
wine very often, these services are 
very sacred to them. I felt the Holy 
Spirit in a marked way, and I could 
see in the faces of my congregation 
that they also felt the same. Be- 
cause of their lack of Bible knowl- 
edge, they did not know fully why 
they observe the communion. What 
a thrill it was to speak on the doc- 
trinal aspect of the Lord's Supper 
and what it should mean to be- 
lievers. The tears ran down their 
cheeks, and they praised the Lord 
together as I talked to them 
through my interpreter. 

At last the bread and the wine 
were passed around, and then I 
turned the meeting over to my as- 
sistant for the second sermon of 
the service. He preached under 
great inspiration about the great 
commission and the challenge to 

those Nyassaland workers. He told 
them that the Lord expected them 
to branch out into new fields and 
to press forward into areas where 
there was no gospel preaching. It 
was wonderful to see how the Lord 
moved on the hearts of the workers, 
and how decisions were made to 
get out into new areas. Some of 
the ministers fell on their faces 
before God and wept aloud. One 
rugged fellow with a bushy beard 
was so overcome that he lay on 
his face and groaned. He reminded 
me of what I think Peter must 
have been like, and I hope that 
his ministry will be as dynamic as 
that of Peter. 

(To be concluded next month) 




(Continued from page 13) 

can write to the W.C.T.U. in Evan- 
ston, Illinois. There is a young 
people's branch of this organiza- 
tion that puts out a variety of 
material. (Incidentally, in your 
campaign you will want to check 
on whether or not liquor laws re- 
garding minors are being enforced 
in your town.) 

After you have studied up on the 
subject of juvenile delinquency, why 
not launch your crusade by having 
special programs at youth fellow- 
ship or Sunday School? Invite po- 
lice officers to speak, or arrange 
with your pastor to have a special 
Sunday when juvenile delinquency 
is a topic featured at church. One 
advantage in having a police of- 
ficer talk to your youth group is 
that he has down-to-earth facts 
about the local situation and can 
make concrete suggestions. 

Supporting and encouraging any 
group or agency that fights juvenile 
delinquency is another way to help. 
If you and your friends thank radio 
stations for fine programs, religious 
or otherwise, and urge them to have 
more such programs, you are on 
a good trail toward your objective. 

Writing notes to newspapers and 
magazines, too (especially in your 
home town, if you have a paper), 
thanking them for publicity of 
church activities, youth camp, out- 


standing Christian fellows and girls 
who win honors, etc., is another 
good move. 

Maybe you can turn in news 
items yourself. If you know that 
Jane Anne won the highest swim- 
ming award at youth camp, let 
your local paper know about it. 
If Chuck won a trip to the state 
capitol for his work in school jour- 
nalism, let the paper know, and 
try to see that his work in the 
church is mentioned, too. 

you and your pals have zealously 
followed through on these openers. 
Next, what will you do for Jack 
and others of his type who need 
to be re-routed? Of course, every 
town is different. Your town is not 
like Springfield or Bayview or 
Green Junction. But in any town, 
do something constructive to get 
the Jacks and the others interested 
in worthwhile things. Young people 
drift into juvenile delinquency be- 
cause they feel insecure, unhappy, 
and do not have normal outlets 
for that surge of energy. Some 
basic drive has gone unfulfilled. 
They want recognition, friendship, 
satisfying social life, and they are 
not getting it, or they are getting 
the wrong kind. So your job is to 
figure out ways to provide for their 

If these young people have special 
talents or accomplishments, work 
them into community activities. 
Every town has groups of some 
sort. It is a good idea to do your 
planning and carry out your cru- 
sade with the help of a counselor, 
someone who has had experience, 
is familiar with the town, and 
knows how to deal with young peo- 

Should you wade in full force, 
and make it plainer than day that 
you are out to reform Jack and 
Barbara and the rest? Of course 
not, you respond with a chuckle. 
And you are right! Anybody will 
bristle and resist if he is told that 
he needs reforming! A pleasant, 
relaxed manner, an offhand in- 
vitation, a request for help in mak- 
ing posters, or whatever it is — 
that is your best policy. 

Incidentally, why not draft Mom 
and Dad into your campaign? Do 

they know Jack's parents? Bar- 
bara's? The family situation is of- 
ten one of the dark spots with 
juvenile delinquents. Maybe Jack's 
parents are yearning to be "in" 
things in town, but have not been 
asked and do not know just how 
to begin. 

Whatever your plan of action is, 
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God will guide you in your efforts. 
And in your prayer time, why not 
read in the New Testament the ac- 
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those He wanted to help? What 
wonderful psychology He used ! How 
He showed faith in the possibilities 
of those with whom He dealt! They 
knew, as they looked into His face, 
that He saw true worth in them 
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£""7 HE TASK OF the adult Sun- 
" / day School Class teacher is 
i^-S in many respects the most 
serious in the Sunday School. We 
are aware of the fact that chil- 
dren are to be taught, trained, and 
won to Christ, but Christianity be- 
gan with adults and reached down 
to children. Jesus took the little 
children in His arms and blessed 
them. Timothy, from childhood, 
had known the Holy Scriptures be- 
cause of the teaching of adults — 
his mother, Eunice, and his grand- 
mother, Lois. Adults are to win 
adults, and these adults, in turn, 
are to win children. The adult 
years constitute the longest span 
of any age period. 

We realize in the teaching of 
children that we must use varied 
methods to hold their interest; like- 
wise, we who teach adults should 
not get in a rut. It is not sufficient 

merely to teach the lesson text. We 
must have a concern and love for 
those to whom we minister. We 
should not neglect to introduce 
visitors, welcome new members, 
'show concern over those who are 
absent, and have a special interest 
in those of our class who are ill. 
The methods of teaching adults 
may vary with the size of the Sun- 
day School and local conditions. 
Even though this be true, there is 
one point that stands paramount 
in teaching every adult and that is 
to meet and solve every problem by 
applying God's Word. The prob- 
lems of adults are tremendous and 
varied; this makes the teaching of 
adults an interesting task. Before 
we can be a successful teacher, I 
feel we must learn to understand 
those whom we teach as individ- 
uals, not as a collective group. Each 
lady in my class is different. Each 

has a different personality and at- 
titude toward life in general, de- 
pending upon her home life, per- 
sonal interests, family ties, and 
problems. I believe I must teach 
and reach each one. Since we are 
faced with so many serious, per- 
plexing situations today, we need to 
magnify the Bible and show our 
adults that there is an answer to 
every need one may have. Remem- 
ber the Bible, not man's helps, lend 
authority and force to our words. 
Before teaching others, I must 
certainly prepare myself by study- 
ing and consecrating my life so that 
I can be a living example of what 
I endeavor to teach others. The 
teacher of an adult class should be 
one who is a loyal member of his 
church. We should be an example 
in attending our church services. 
This should definitely include the 
prayer service as well as the evan- 


gelistic services. We should support 
our pastor with our attendance 
and cooperation. Also, the teacher 
should be an example in paying 
his tithes, supporting missions, etc., 
and should endeavor to lead those 
he may teach to do likewise. 

The adult teacher 

should realize his example is the 
master teacher, Jesus Christ. His 
magnetic personality drew people 
to Him. As teachers, we should 
strive to have a like personality 
so that we, in turn, can draw those 
we teach to Jesus Christ. It is 
through personality that the truth 
is to be transmitted to the mem- 
bers of the class and driven, home 
to their hearts. 

Our classroom should be as at- 
tractive as possible. My ladies' 
class has the advantage of having 
its separate classroom. However, I 
feel that it is my duty to see that 
this room is kept neat, clean, 
cheerful-looking, and that it has 
an inviting appearance. 

Since it is important that my 
classroom be neat and attractive, 
likewise it is important that the 
teacher be neatly groomed. If I 
enter my classroom looking de- 
pressed, unhappy, nervous, and jit- 
tery, it may be contagious and soon 
my class will be feeling like I look. 
Let us remember that we are there 
to bring joy, peace, happiness, con- 
tentment, and hope of life eternal 
to those who are listening to us 
and who are looking to us as their 

The adult teacher is the con- 
necting link between his scholars 
and the church. The teacher must 
stress the need of his class attend- 
ing the worship service at eleven 
o'clock and urge the scholars to 
participate in the other services. 
Too many times the scholars leave 
the Sunday School classroom not 
knowing the various activities that 
are taking place in the church. The 
teacher should remember that he 
is in closer contact with those in 
his class than even the minister. It 
is, therefore, his duty to invite, 
urge, and see to it that his scholars 
feel they are a part of the church 
and not just the Sunday School 

Af t e r we have 

taught our Sunday School lesson, 

we should not feel that our job is 
completed. We are teaching adults, 
and they in turn will become 
teachers. In our personal contact 
with our scholars, we should en- 
courage them in the development 
of Christian character, which will 
come through Bible study and 
prayer, and help to prepare them 
for their Christian service. Often- 
times the teacher must watch him- 
self and not show a selfish atti- 
tude. Since I do teach an adult 
class, I know I have felt like I 
could not let one of my scholars go 
to teach a class because I felt she 
was one of the very best ones. It 
is then that I have been reminded 
that it is one of the highest tri- 
butes that can be paid any Sun- 
day School teacher to know that 
there are those who have gone from 
the class to become teachers. 

In conclusion, I feel there is one 
thing needed to build a successful 
adult class, and that is work. The 
teacher has her individual work, 
and then the teacher and class 
must work together. With a vision 
for service, being willing to be led 
by the Bible and the Holy Spirit 
and backed by prayer, any teacher 
of an adult Sunday School class 
can be an instrument for good in 
the winning of the lost to Christ. 

I am happy to have been chosen 
to teach an adult class in the 
Church of God Sunday School. I 
will prove this to my class by being 
faithful to them and accepting my 
position as a commission of God. 



(Continued from page 15) 

native instructors who also teach 
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I regret that space does not per- 
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500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 863 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio 548 

400 - 499 

Kannapolis, North Carolina _ 483 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 447 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 438 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 433 

Wilmington. North Carolina 429 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 426 

Jacksonville, Florida 419 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 413 

300 - 399 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee 383 

Erwin, North Carolina 371 

South Gastonla, North Carolina ... ._ 368 

Sumlton, Alabama .... 363 

Alabama City, Alabama 354 

Anderson (McDuffle Street), 

South Carolina 346 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 339 

Daisy, Tennessee 339 

South Lebanon, Ohio 328 

Lakeland, Florida 323 

Pulaski, Virginia 323 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 318 

Biltmore, North Carolina 310 

Fort Mill, South Carolina 302 

200 - 299 

Whitwell, Tennessee 297 

Griffin, Georgia - 296 

Charlotte, North Carolina 295 

Dayton (East 4th Street). Ohio 291 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 286 

Rome (North). Georgia 285 

Orlando. Florida 284 

Milford. Delaware 280 

Tampa. Florida 280 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia 279 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 273 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia .... ... 273 

Lenoir, North Carolina 269 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 267 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina .... .... 265 

Van Dyke, Michigan 263 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 262 

Pontlac, Michigan 261 

Lumberton, North Carolina 260 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 259 

Dillon, South Carolina 257 

West Flint, Michigan 255 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 254 

Newport News, Virginia 250 

Buford. Georgia 250 

Dallas. North Carolina .. 244 

North Birmingham, Alabama 241 

Falrborn, Ohio 240 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama ._. .... 236 

West Gastonla, North Carolina 236 

Somerset, Kentucky 236 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 232 

Baldwin Park, California 232 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 232 

Nashville (Merldan Street), Tennessee 232 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri 230 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 230 

Salisbury, Maryland 228 

Brooklyn, Maryland 226 

Cleveland (South), Tennessee 225 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 224 

Avondale Estates. Georgia 223 

Eldorado, Illinois 221 

Belton, South Carolina 221 

Akron (Market Street). Ohio 220 

Columbia, South Carolina 218 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina 215 

Pomona, California 213 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 212 

Perry, Florida 211 

Jesup. Georgia 211 

Macon (Napier Avenue). Georgia 210 

Easton. Maryland 208 

Knoxvllle (8th Avenue), Tennessee 208 

Wilson. North Carolina 207 

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Wyandotte, Michigan .... 

Anniston, Alabama ... . 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia 
Gastonla (Ranlo), North Carolina .... 

Sanford, North Carolina .... 

Plant City, Florida 

Wast Lakeland, Florida 


125 - 199 

Home for Children, Tennessee 198 

Miami. Florida 196 

Valdosta. Georgia , 194 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 194 

East Orlando. Florida ... 193 

Norfolk. Virginia 191 

Lancaster. South Carolina 189 

Rossville, Georgia 188 

Austin. Indiana - — - 187 

Greenville (Park Place), South Carolina .... 187 

Marion, South Carolina 187 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 187 

Greenwood, South Carolina 186 

Fitzgerald. Georgia 185 

Dallas, Texas 184 

Greer, South Carolina 184 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue). Missouri .... ... 184 

Radford, Virginia 184 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 181 

Lake Wales, Florida 181 

Rockingham, North Carolina 181 

West Danville, Virginia 181 

Bartow, Florida 180 

Columbus (29th St.), Georgia 180 

East Belmont, North Carolina 179 

Princeton, West Virginia 179 

Alma. Georgia 178 

New Orleans (Spain Street), Louisiana .... 178 
Charleston (King Street), South Carolina .. 177 

Mobile (Crlchton), Alabama 176 

Georgetown, South Carolina 176 

Paris, Texas 176 

Cleveland (55th), Ohio L 175 

Lakedale, North Carolina 175 

Garden City, Florida 174 

Rifle Range, Florida 174 

Clearwater, Florida 172 

Eloise, Florida 172 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), Tennessee 172 

Columbus (Frebls), Ohio 171 

Lawrencevllle, Georgia 170 

Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina 169 

Washington, D. C 168 

Huntsville, Alabama 167 

Logan, West Virginia 167 

Dayton, Tennessee 167 

Sanford, Florida 166 

Honea Path, South Carolina 166 

Mableton, Georgia 166 

Greenville, North Carolina 165 

McColl, South Carolina 164 

Ontario, California 163 

York, South Carolina 163 

Cocoa, Florida 163 

Llndale, Georgia 163 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 162 

St. Louis (Northslde), Missouri 162 

Winter Garden. Florida 162 

Montgomery, Alabama 161 

High Point, North Carolina 161 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 160 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 159 

Pelzer, South Carolina 159 

Clinton (Lydla Mill), South Carolina 159 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 159 

Gainesville, Florida 158 

Woodruff, South Carolina 157 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 157 

Mooresville, North Carolina .... .... .... 157 

Cedartown Georgia 157 

Tifton, Georgia 156 

Thomaston, Georgia 156 

Oakley, California 154 

Lake City, Florida .... 154 

Huntington, West Virginia 154 

Charleston, West Virginia 154 

North Belmont, North Carolina 154 

Valdese, North Carolina .... 154 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), Tennessee .. 154 

Parrott, Virginia 153 

Benton, Illinois 153 

Ferndale, Michigan _ 153 

Seneca, South Carolina 152 

Asheville, North Carolina 151 

Memphis (Mississippi Blvd.), Tennessee 151 

McKinleyvllle, Florida 150 

West Hollywood, Florida 150 

Brunswick, Georgia 150 

Dressen, Kentucky .... 149 

Tillman Corner, Alabama 149 

Decatur, Alabama 149 

Springfield. Missouri 148 

Bristol, Tennessee 148 

Winchester, Kentucky 147 

Douglas, Georgia _ 145 

Homerville, Georgia 145 

Greensboro, North Carolina 145 

Mt. Holly, North Carolina 145 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 143 

Toledo (Segur Avenue), Ohio 144 

Manatee, Florida 144 

Bainbridge, Georgia 143 

Demorest, Georgia .... .... .... 143 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia .... 143 

Alcoa, Tennessee 143 

Marietta, Georgia 142 

Gaffney, South Carolina 142 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina .... 142 

LaFollette, Tennessee 142 

North Prichard, Alabama 141 

West Baltimore, Maryland 140 

Calhoun, Georgia 140 

Humboldt, Tennessee 140 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky _ 140 

Porterville, California 139 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 139 

Lowell, North Carolina 139 

Hagerstown, Maryland 138 

Crisfield, Maryland 138 

Willard, Ohio 138 

Fort Myers, Florida 138 

North Rocky Mount, North Carolina .... .... 138 

Adamsville, Alabama 137 

Hestertown, North Carolina 137 

Asheboro, North Carolina 136 

Willow Run, Michigan 136 

Erwin, Tennessee 136 

Baldwin, Georgia 135 

Monroe, Georgia 135 

Lancaster, Ohio 135 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 135 

Benton Harbor, Michigan 135 

Pensacola, Florida 134 

West Miami, Florida 134 

Muskegon, Michigan 134 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 134 

San Pablo, California 133 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee 133 

Knoxvllle (West), Tennessee 133 

Alexandria, Virginia 133 

Talladega, Alabama 132 

China Grove, North Carolina 132 

Lawrenceville, Illinois 132 

Wllliamsport, Maryland 132 


Mullins. South Carolina _ 131 

Ware Shoals. South Carolina = 131 

Paw Creek, North Carolina — 131 

Wallins. Kentucky — 130 

Findlav. Ohio — . 130 

Elkins. West Virginia 130 

Mt. Vernon. Illinois 130 

Nashville i North i . Tennessee __ 130 

Buhl. Alabama 129 

Wadesboro, North Carolina 129 

Boonsboro. Maryland 129 

Hazlehurst. Georgia 128 

Blacksburg. South Carolina 128 

Ft. Pierce. Florida 128 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 128 

Lexington. North Carolina . 128 

Marion | Cross Mill i . North Carolina 128 

Wake Fcrest, North Carolina 128 

Washington, >*orth Carolina 128 

Waycross (Brunei Street*. Georgia 127 

Hamilton Tabernacle. Ohio 127 

Clinton, South Carolina 127 

Lake Citv. South Carolina 127 

Tallahassee. Florida 127 

Carmi. Illinois 127 

Dalton. Georgia _ _' 126 

Aiken. South Carolina 126 

Lake Worth. Florida . 126 

Patetown. North Carolina 126 

Bluefield. Virginia 126 

Ft. Meade. Florida . 125 

Greenville i Laurens Road), South Carolina 125 

Lineolnton, North Carolina 125 

Loxley. Alabama 125 

Northport, Alabama 125 

Jcppa. Maryland 125 

The North Carolina State Office notified the 
National Office that the attendance of the 
Mooresville Church of God Sunday School 
should have reported 168 for September in- 
stead of 138. 

Greenville i Tremont Avenue), 
South Carolina 



Total Monthly Attendance for November 

Greenville i Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 8.772 

Kannapolis. North Carolina 1.55. 

North Cleveland, Tennessee 1,375 

Lumberton. North Carolina 1.196 

Mitchell. Indiana 1.152 

Lynch. Kentucky . 982 

Lake Worth, Florida 832 

Louisville (Portland i, Kentucky 573 

West Indianapolis. Indiana 499 

Princeton, West Virginia 433 


South Carolina 46 

West Virginia 36 

Alabama 28 

Ohio 23 

Florida 22 

Arkansas 22 

North Carolina 19 

Illinois 13 

Virginia 12 

California 12 


Branch Sundav Schools organized since 

June 30, _ 37 

Branch Sundav Schools reported as of 

November 30. 1959 _874 

New Sundav Schools organized since 

June 30, 1959 46 

Total Sunday Schools organized since 

June 30, 1959 i branch and new) 83 

Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
November, 1959 
200 and Over 

Home for Children, Tennessee _ 

Fresno i.H M). California 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio . 

Cincinnati (12th and Kim), Ohio _ 


150 - 199 

Dayton (E. Fourth St.). Ohio 189 

Ala'bama City. Alabama _ , 179 

Kannapolis. North Carolina 175 

Erwin. North Carolina 173 

Garden City. Florida 159 

Lumberton, North Carolina 157 

Douslas, Gecrgia 154 

100 - 149 

Memphis iPark Avenue), Tennessee 148 

Hamilton Tabernacle, Ohio 147 

Wilmington, North Carolina 144 

Dressen. Kentucky 141 

Goldsboro. North Carolina 141 

Knoxville 1 8th Avenue), Tennessee 140 

South Lebanon, Ohio 139 

Birmingham | Pike Avenue ), Alabama 138 

Jacksonville, Florida 137 

Canton i 9th and Gibbs > . Ohio 137 

Mitchell. Indiana 136 

Columbus i,29th Street), Georgia 133 

McMinnville, Tennessee 132 

Woodruff, South Carolina 130 

Detroit Tabernacle. Michigan 129 

Brooklyn, Maryland 128 

Georgetown. South Carolina 128 

Lakeland. Florida 126 

Plant City. Florida 125 

East Laurinburg. North Carolina 124 

Hamilton i.7th and Chestnuts Ohio 123 

Cleveland ( North i, Tennessee 122 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 121 

Honea Path, South Carolina 121 

Naples. Florida 121 

Vanceburg. Kentucky 120 

Bainbridge. Georgia 119 

Dillon. South Carolina 119 

Lebanon. Tennessee 115 

Dallas lElam Roadi, Texas 114 

Dayton i Oakridge Drive, i, Ohio 114 

Perry, Florida 114 

Graham, Texas 113 

Mullens, West Virginia 113 

Parkersburg. West Virginia 113 

Belle Glade. Florida 112 

Patetown. North Carolina 112 

Akron i Market i . Ohio 111 

Rifle Range, Florida 111 

Daisy, Tennessee 110 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina _ _ 109 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 108 

Rossville, Georgia 1 108 

Fairview, Georgia 108 

Washington, D. C. 108 

Radford. Virginia 107 

Ravenna. Kentucky 105 

Dallas. North Carolina 105 

Baldwin Park. California . _ 104 

Evarts, Kentucky 104 

Mullens, South Carolina 103 

North, South Carolina 103 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 103 

Lenoir City. Tennessee 102 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 101 

East Orlando. Florida 101 

Gap Hill, South Carolina 101 

Hestertown. North Carolina 101 

Bancroft, Tennessee _ 100 

75 - 99 

Benson, North Carolina 99 

Sanford, North Carolina 99 

Bethany, South Carolina 98 

Nashville c North i. Tennessee 98 

Saint Pauls, North Carolina 97 

Kokomo (Market Street), Indiana _ _ 96 

Baldwin, Georgia 95 

Wyandotte. Michigan 95 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 95 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina 95 

Tifton, Georgia 94 

Ruskin, Florida 94 

Pontiac. Michigan 94 

Crumley's Chapel. Alabama 93 

Houston (No. 2 1, Texas 93 

Hamilton iKenwortht, Ohio 93 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 93 

Lawrenceville. Georgia 92 

Conway, Florida 92 

Orlando, Florida 92 

Dayton, Tennessee 92 

Nashville (Meridan Street), Tennessee 92 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky 91 

Dallas, Texas . 91 

Hagerstown, Maryland 91 

Fairfield. California 90 

Favetteville. North Carolina _ _ 90 

Smithfield. North Carolina 90 

Oxford, Ohio 90 

Christian, West Virginia 90 

Shield. Kentucky 90 

Innian. South Carolina 89 

Greer. South Carolina — — — — — — 89 

Garrison, West Virginia 89 

Montgomery, Alabama — — — — — — — 88 

Pie, West Virginia 88 

Valdosta, Georgia 8. 

Palatha, Florida , — — — 87 

Somerset. Kentucky — 87 

Blackwater. Arkansas 86 

Fair Play. South Carolina 86 

Joanna. South Carolina 86 

Hemingway, South Carolina 86 

Austin, Indiana — — — — — — — — 86 

Hammond. Indiana 86 

Jackson, Tennessee — — — — 86 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina 85 

Greensboro. North Carolina 85 

McFarland. California 85 

Torrence, California 85 

Pulaski. Virginia — — — 85 

Sparta. Tennessee — 85 

Rome ( North .1. Georgia 84 

Shawneetown, Illinois . — — — — 84 

Washington. North Carolina 84 

Paris, Texas . 84 

Plainview. Texas _ — 84 

Newport News, Kentucky 83 

Harlan. Kentucky 83 

Middlesboro iNoetown), Kentucky 83 

Winston-Salem. North Carolina — — 83 

Andrews, South Carolina 83 

Lotta, South Carolina 83 

Albany 1 East 1 , Georgia 82 

Wilson. North Carolina 82 

Mineral Wells, Texas 82 

Chattanooga (North 1. Tennessee 82 

Lando. South Carolina 81 

National, West Virginia 81 

Arcadia, Florida 81 

Jasper, Alabama 81 

Stinnett. Kentucky _ __ 80 

Toledo 1 Segur 1 . Ohio 80 

Rockingham. North Carolina 80 

Selma. North Carolina 80 

Garden City. Alabama 80 

North Birmingham, Alabama 80 

Chattanooga lEasti. Tennessee 80 

Swift Current. Canada 79 

Willow Run. Michigan 79 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 79 

Auburn, Virginia 79 

Milford, Delaware 79 

Nettleton, Arkansas 78 

Charleston iKing Street), South Carolina _ 78 

Cambridge. Maryland 7' 

Princeton. North Carolina 77 

South Gastonia. North Carolina 7 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 77 

Oakley. California 77 

Corona, California 76 

Alva. Florida 76 

Springfield. North Carolina _. 76 

Huntington. West Virginia 76 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue). Missouri 76 

Parrott, Virginia 76 

Benton, Illinois 76 

Adamsville, Alabama 76 

Crafton, Alabama 76 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 76 

Erwin, Tennessee . _ 76 

Dublin. Georgia _ 76 

South Mt. Zion. Georgia 76 

Zion Ridge, Alabama _75 

Monroe (4th Street 1. Michigan 75 

Middletown 1 Oxford), Ohio _ _ _ 75 

Bartow, Florida 75 

Palmetto. Florida 75 

Fairdale, Kentucky 75 

Clarksburg. Maryland 75 

November 30, 1959 

Saved 2.884 

Sanctified _ _ _ 1.054 

Filled With Holy Ghost 783 

Added to Church . 857 

Since June 30. 1959 

Saved — _. . 

Sanctified _ _ 

Holy Ghost __ . _ __ _ 

Added to Church ._ _ 

_ 6.1P7 

- 4,679 

- 4.267 

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New Y.P.E.'s organized since June 30. 1959 _ 48 



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/\ with the future. They are 
^L-J important because they de- 
termine the course of action and, 
therefore, the course of history. 
We, as individuals, are today what 
we have been becoming, but we 
have been becoming what our de- 
cisions designated. It is so with 

The trend of history is often 
bent by momentous decisions. Mar- 
tin Luther placed his life upon a 
decision and ushered in the Ref- 
ormation. The fathers of our 
country wrote their names upon a 
Declaration of Independence and 
thereby wrote the dignity of free- 
dom for us Americans. Abraham 
Lincoln dared to make a decision 
which bathed a young nation in 
tears and blood but purchased the 
emancipation of the negro. 

These are days when decisions 
of world-wide significance are be- 
ing made. Our immediate history, 
and possibly that of a hundred 
years hence, rests upon the resolu- 
tions which will come out of the 
present world conferences. With 
the ideologies of Democracy and 
Communism completely incompati- 
ble but existing in one world, and 
with each possessing the weapons 
of annihilation, we shudder with 
apprehension. Will their decisions 
provide obliteration for mankind, 
or can they discover some plan of 
mutual accommodation? 

The Church of God is to a place 
where crucial decisions must be 
made. Our actions during the next 
few years may well determine our 
history for the next few genera- 
tions. We have progressed in our 
development as a denomination 
until the world is now aware of us. 
More vital to our problem, how- 
ever, is the fact that we have be- 

come aware of ourselves. There is 
a surge of power which thrills us 
and makes us suddenly feel alive 
and potent. Our problem now is to 
make those decisions which will 
conserve and guide that power in- 
to the proper channels. 

What are the decisions we should 
make as a Church? I suppose a 
survey among our folk would pro- 
vide a series of interesting an- 
swers to this question. While I do 
not feel this is the time nor place 
where decisions which govern the 
general policies of the Church 
should be discussed, I do feel we 
can profitably think on at least 
two decisions we can make as in- 
dividual members. Whatever its 
members are, the Church is. 

John Foster said, "It is a poor 
and disgraceful thing not to be 
able to reply, with some degree of 
certainty, to the simple questions, 
'What will you be? What will you 
do?' " In my opinion, the decisions 
which are most important to the 
Church of God today deal with 
what we as members will be and 
what we shall do. Those are the 
vital decisions which face you and 

OUR FIRST decision, 
then, has to do with inward qual- 
ity — what we shall be. Truly great 
people grow that way from the in- 
side out rather than from the out- 
side in. Likewise, do the small peo- 
ple acquire their distinguishing 
impediments. If there is a depth of 
soul and character, there is an in- 
violable quality of life and deed. 
Basic, therefore, to all worthy deeds 
is an inward strength. 

Our Father does not ask us to 
assume some arduous duty or abide 
by some difficult creed, but rather 
bids us understand our position 

and possess our inheritance as His 
children. God has intended great 
things for His own. He bids them 
to forsake the wilderness of op- 
pressiveness and to soar in the 
limitlessness of His provisions. He 
is the reality which makes real 
men and women out of ordinary 
people. In Him is an inner free- 
dom and peace not found else- 

If your life has grown drab and 
uninteresting, you will not likely 
inspire your neighbor. If your life 
lacks spiritual glow ' and eternal 
significance, you will probably not 
bestow resurrection properties up- 
on the deadened souls about you. 
If your mind is secular, your af- 
fections earthly, and your loyalty 
divided, you have been smitten 
from within. Hence, unless you 
possess the inward quality which 
gives largeness of soul, you can 
never assist others, but with it you 
can do mighty works. 

Our second decision has to do 
with the outward quality — what 
we shall do. The requirement here 
is complex. It calls for the utmost 
in self and service, for spiritual 
acts are more difficult than the 
purely physical ones. It is easier 
to give than to live; easier to kneel 
than to pray; easier to unite with 
the church than follow Christ the 
Lord; easier to profess than to pos- 
sess. Our problem is to make the 
lives of our members exhibit the 
ideals for which the church stands. 

Christ came to give life. He was 
the Life and Light of men. He 
brought eternity into time and 
filled it with a quality which 
men could not adequately describe, 
but they could earnestly depict. By 
bringing the power of God's grace 
into a world of hardness, hate, and 
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'£e QsntuieC 

By L. L. Wight-man 

Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 


"So you think I'm a rustler, eh?" he cried, his voice reeking with bitterness. "I'll 
teach you to keep such thoughts to yourself." 

ROM THE CABIN high in 
the hills, I looked far across 
the plain below, centering 
my attention on the little chapel 
in the distance. The windows 
caught the reflection of the sun 
in a blaze of fire; the walls gleamed 
in dazzling white. All was bright 
about the chapel, but within my 
heart a deep yearning lay buried 
in deep shadow. 

Ever since my cousin, Juan, gave 
me the little book marked NEW 
TESTAMENT, a new interest sprang 
to life within me. Somewhere there 
must be answers to the questions 
my heart asked. 

"Read this book, Pedro," Juan 
told me. "I got it at the white 
chapel, where they tell you about 
Jesus who brings joy to the hearts 
of men and women. If we don't 
understand what the Book says, 
the man there explains it. Why 
don't you visit the chapel and see 
for yourself? And, Pedro, do you 
ever pray? They say Jesus answers 

I began to read the book in an 
indifferent manner, then found my 
interest increased as I ran across 
things that challenged me to fur- 
ther thought. One verse was in my 
mind right then as I gazed across 
the stretch of prairie. 

"If the Son therefore shall make 
you free, ye shall be free indeed." 
Free from what? That was the 
question I wished to be answered. 
There were several things which 
seemed like shackles to me. Could 
this promise of freedom be related 
to them? 

My folks were not interested in 
religion. My father boasted of his 
agnostic beliefs; my brother, Jose, 
laughed at me for reading the 
Book. "Just a waste of time," he 


said. "If you must read, why not 
read something thrilling? Anyway, 
you have all you can do — cooking 
for the sheepherders, so forget 
that Book." 

I could understand his attitude, 
for I had been of like mind until 
the Book confronted me with a 
mystery. If Jose would read this 
Book for himself! 

"Nothing to do but dream?" 

I turned quickly as Jose spoke 
sharply from the door of the cabin. 
"Get some supper ready and be 
quick about it. I have work to do." 

"Does Juan work with you?" I 
asked, quick to obey orders. 

Jose grunted with contempt. 
"Juan left camp last night; said he 
had a better job. I'm glad he went." 

"But Juan was a good worker," 
I defended him. "I'm sorry he 

"Aw, he was too good for the 
rest of us. Do you know what's 
happened since Juan goes to that 
white chapel? No more gambling, 
no more betting on horse races, no 
shaking dice, no fun at all. Juan 
was one big pain in the neck." 

I REMAINED silent for 
several minutes as I made a fire 
in preparation for the evening 
meal, then ventured another re- 
mark. "Juan seems to be happy 
in this new religion. There must 
be some power in it, for it changed 
Juan's manner of living." 

"Are you interested in that non- 
sense, Pedro?" Jose asked, angrily, 
reading the expression in my eyes. 
"Forget it! We're as good as those 
folks, so why bother with their 

He laughed in a sneering man- 
ner, which was supposed to quiet 
me. It did as far as words were 

concerned, but the fire still burned 
within my heart. Nothing would be 
gained by further discussion right 
then, so I changed the subject. 

"Where do you work tonight?" I 

"Little job down below," he re- 
plied, motioning down the trail. 

That answer didn't satisfy me, 
for suspicions I had entertained 
for several days came alive that 

"Would it be a matter of cattle?" 
I asked, taking a shot in the dark 
while I salted the frying potatoes. 

"What do you mean by that?" 
Jose countered, savagely. 

I ignored his question as I placed 
the food on the table, but my mind 
was extremely active. Previously I 
hadn't tried to interfere in my 
brother's affairs, for he was the 
older by several years. The advent 
of the little Book broadened my 
horizon until more light brought 
a different vision. Dared I tell Jose 
what I thought? 

As Jose rose from the table, his 
face was dark and sullen. I spoke 
to him softly. 

• "I didn't mean to offend you, 
Jose. I merely asked a question 
which you did not choose to answer. 
Lately you have been so different; 
something is wrong with you. I'd 
like to help you." 

"Nothing too serious," he replied, 
a crafty smile on his lips. "Just a 
matter of business I must take care 
of myself, no use bothering anyone 
else with it." 

As he picked up his hat and 
stepped to the door, I stopped him 
again. "Just one minute, Jose. Your 
answer still does not satisfy me. 
Tell me you are not involved in 
the cattle rustling which is going 

My heart seemed to stand still 
as I voiced the suspicion which 
refused to be quieted. I stood dis- 
mayed at the effect of my request, 
for Jose's face clouded and flames 
of anger illumined his eyes. 

He swung his arm swiftly, strik- 
ing me a blow that staggered me 
against the wall and leaving me in 
a dazed condition. When the fog 
lifted from my mind, Jose had gone. 

I felt of my bruised lips. My 
fingers came away covered with 
blood. My brother had struck me 
a severe blow, something he had 
never done before. Heart buried in 
sorrow, I turned to do my dirty 

As THE evening shad- 
ows gathered, I again sat in my 
favorite spot outside the cabin. An 
idea, germinating in my mind, 
developed into a plan. Feeling cer- 
tain Jose was violating the law, I 
decided to leave camp. By doing 

(Continued on page 22) 



By Grace V. Watkins 

(\ l 1 HEN SOMEONE asks you to go on a blind 

I /J I date, do you freeze inside and say, "Oh, no. 

W I could NEVER do anything like that," and 
in your imagination conjure up a picture of a dimly 
lit pink and purple room in some roadside tavern, 
where drinks are served and characters from the worst 
dives are three times as noisy as anyone should be? 

Or do you blithely say, "Sure. Why not? It might be 
fun. And who knows? Maybe I'll meet the one and 

Or do you? . . . But before we talk about the third 
alternative, let's do a little sleuthing and see what 
happened to Bill and Rosalee when THEY were invited 
on blind dates. 

Bill is a fellow in our Youth Fellowship of the 
church. He is on the ball, both at school (where he 
writes for the school paper, and is a "B" student) and 
at the church, where he sings in the choir and teaches 
a Sunday School class. 

Not so long ago a fellow who had moved to our 
town the previous fall, asked Bill if he would oblige 
by going on a blind date. Red Hilliard's girlfriend, 
from the town where he had lived before moving to 
our small city, was coming for the week end and 
bringing a girlfriend along. Would Bill oblige? 

Bill said, "Sure," and thought no more about it until 
Saturday night- when, according to plan, he met the 
other three downtown. What happened? The four 
piled into Red's jalopy, drove to River Inn (people of 
our church definitely do not go there), had rich, too 
expensive food in an atmosphere of cigarette smoke, 
where most of the patrons were having cocktails above 
the blare of the jukebox and shouting about how 
much money Frank earned and why his wife left him. 

Bill was in misery. He was entirely out of his ele- 
ment, in a place he despised, with the wrong kind of 
people! He was stuck to pay half the check, which 
was far beyond the scope of his budget, and the con- 
versation the other three staged the rest of the eve- 
ning was along lines Bill would have been more than 

embarrassed for his church friends to hear. He could 
not "walk out" because it was Red's car. But the 
memory of that evening will stay with Bill all his 
life. His blind date was a bitter and "bad-taste-in- 
the-mouth" experience. 


Rosalee went to spend the week end with her broth- 
er, who is a student at Height of Land College. She 
stayed at the Women's Residence with a girl from her 
hometown. Soon after Rosalee arrived, her brother, 
Chan, told her that a friend of his, another Height of 
Land student, Larry Campbell, needed a date for the 
Saturday night mixer. Would Rosalee like to go to the 
party with Larry? 

Rosalee would. And she did. Larry and Chan called 
for the two girls, went to the mixer, had an evening 
of fun — games, stunts, features, a college sing, and the 
usual eats. Next morning the four went to Sunday 
School and church. 

Rosalee and Larry "hit it off" from the minute 
they met. Their standards and tastes, socially and 
otherwise, were similar; they had similar family back- 
grounds. They had a shared Christian faith. 

Rosalee is looking forward to enrolling at Height of 
Land College next fall, and, no surprise to anyone, 
Larry is planning to make several trips to Blue Junc- 
tion during the summer to visit Chan — AND Rosalee! 

So there you are! Bill's experience was one extreme; 
Rosalee's was the other. A blind date can be one of 
the worst experiences of a fellow's or girl's life, or it 
can be one of the most wonderful. It all depends on 
what- the situation turns out to be. 

But, you may be asking, isn't it the fault of the 
other three if I get mixed up in an evening that is 
foreign to my way of life? The answer is NO. It is up 
to YOU to exercise foresight and care in finding out 
ahead of time what sort of girls and fellows will be in 
the crowd, what their standards are, how the evening 
will be spent, and, if you are a fellow, how expensive 
the evening will be and whether it fits in with your 
state of finances. 

If you learn that the setup for the prospective blind 
date just is not your type, tell your inviter courte- 
ously but firmly, "Thanks for asking me, but that 
sort of evening isn't my dish." 

Yet a blind date can be a super-duper experience. 
It was for Rosalee. It can be for you. IF! There's the 
big ingredient. Remember, everybody you know, ex- 
cept your family, is someone you "met" sometime. 
All your various friends you met sometime — at school, 
at Youth Fellowship, in a club, through other friends. 
Friends, dates, marriage — in all three areas there are 
countless fine man-woman combinations that came 
about through a blind date. 

One OF THE happiest couples I know met 
on a blind date. Jim was a young lawyer just located 
in a medium-sized town where the only person he 
knew was another young lawyer, Stephen. Saturday 
night came and Stephen took Jim along on a blind 
date, where Jim met Sally, a charming girl of his 
(Continued on page 19) 

JN A FIT OF temper, Elizabeth sat down at her 
desk and composed a letter to a classmate. "Right 
along, I thought Grace was my best friend," she 
said. "At school today, I heard in a roundabout way 
that she was repeating some very private information 
I had given her in the strictest confidence. I said in 
my letter EXACTLY what I thought of her. I chose my 
phrases carefully so that they would sting. I ended 
by telling her that if this was the way she was going to 
abuse what had been, as I mistakenly thought, an 
honest true-blue friendship, we were through. I never 
wanted to have anything to do with her again! This 
was to end our friendship forever." 

This incident took place in the home of two of my 
dearest friends recently. I could scarcely believe that 
this overwrought, red-faced, badly-tempered girl was 
actually the youngster I had known and loved from 
infancy. The three of us were sitting in Elizabeth's 
cheery, typically furnished teen-ager room, while her 
mother sat across from us and hemmed a lovely dress 
which Elizabeth planned to wear at a church social 
later in the week. 

"And another thing, I'm going to put a P.S. on my 
letter and tell Grace that I have decided not to wear 
THAT dress you are hemming, Mother. I'll tell Grace 
that in the future she need not copy my way of 
dressing. Unless she wears something else, I won't go 
to the church social." The girls had dressed so much 
alike all their lives that strangers often mistook them 
for identical twins. And so it was again this year, 
they had dresses alike, elbow-length navy blue velvet 
with white Peter Pan collars and cuffs. Navy suited 
the girls with their shimmering golden hair. 

"Now, now, Elizabeth, calm down! Come on over and 
sit down here with me; I want to tell you something. 
It is only natural, Dear, that you are upset about 
someone betraying your confidence, but I'd like to tell 
you a similar story," I said. 

"Many years ago when I was in high school, I, like 
you, wrote a similar letter to my best friend. It was 
a horrible letter, so mean and nasty that I could not 
bring myself to read it through. I sealed the envelope 
and left it on my dresser. I had intended to mail it 
on my way to school in the morning. When I awoke 
the next day, do you know what I did with my let- 
ter? I tore it into tiny pieces and burned them. Why 
don't you seal your letter to Grace, put it on your 
dresser, and see how you feel in the morning? A per- 
son can go to bed at night in one frame of mind, and 
wake up with a totally different one. The night so 
long ago when I sealed my letter I'm sure I must 
have felt almost as bad as you do now." 

RELUCTANTLY, Elizabeth promised. She 
said that she would stop in and see me on her way 
home from school the next day and tell me if she had 
mailed the letter. 

All the way home on the bus I kept thinking of MY 
letter. Looking at the thing in the cold calm light of 
day, I realized that the betrayed confidence really did 
not matter that much, even if my friend had repeat- 
ed it, which on saner consideration I was beginning 
to doubt, because the girl in the senior class from 

L e TTe"R_5 


By Mary Alice Young 

whom I heard about it was none too reliable. I was 
happy that I had not mailed my letter and I was 
hoping Elizabeth would not mail hers. The matter was 
too trivial to cause the loss of a lifelong friend. 

Letters that are written in anger should never be 
mailed right away. Keep them, sleep on them, wait 
until your mind has come back to normal, for a per- 
son, no matter what your age, if in a temper is not in 
a normal state of mind. Even a few hours may be 
enough to let you simmer down. Something more im- 
portant happens, and the hurt which roused you to 
such a furious outburst of words gradually falls into 
perspective and does not seem to matter anymore. 

When Elizabeth stopped in from school. 

she was in a hurry to get home to change her clothes. 
She and Grace were going skating. I could not help 
but tell her that the letter I wrote so long ago, the 
one I tore to bits and put into the fire, had been 
written and addressed to her mother. 

Elizabeth said, "Yes, I know, Mother told me about 
that today. She said that over twenty-five years of 
friendship would not have come to pass had you really 
mailed the letter. And I told Grace about it, too; I 
knew you wouldn't mind. She, like Mother, hadn't be- 
trayed her best friend's confidences. It was someone 
else all the time in both cases. I'm surely glad you 
told me your story." 

I was glad I told her, too. How often I have com- 
posecT in my head, or actually written, impetuous, 
foolish letters that expressed only the sharp mood of 
the moment, and not my real feelings. I never mailed 
them, of course. That act would have done me far 
more harm than that which prompted me to write 

Haven't you often felt the desire to write an in- 
dignant letter? Be honest now, haven't you at some 
time in your life actually written it, perhaps, and then 
been somehow held back from mailing it? In any 
case, by the time you have written it, there is no need 
to mail it. The letter has accomplished its purpose. 
(Continued on page 19) 


As parents of four children, two of whom have 
already attended Lee College and one presently en- 
rolled, we wish to give thanks for a school dedicated 
to the promotion of the spiritual ideals and training 
of Christian workers, whose administrative officers 
and faculty members are Spirit-filled, and where 
primary things are given their rightful position. 

We send our children to Lee College, as well as 
encourage others to attend, because it: (1) is a Church 
of God institution; (2) provides spiritual guidance 
under a Holy Ghost filled chaplain; (3) offers the 
services of some of the most qualified instructors 
of our day; (4) gives training on the Religious 
Education, Academy, Junior College, and four-year 
Bible College levels, as well as offers the best in the 
School of Music. 

We highly recommend Lee College to all who are 
seeking to qualify themselves for a most successful 
life. This is evidenced by the fact that we have eight 
young people from the Naples, Florida, Church of 
God in Lee for this term of school. 

Rev. and Mrs. C. D. Harris 

It has been said,"Train up a child while he is in 
the high chair, and he'll never go to the electric 
chair." How true, but it is just as important for 
parents to continue to care for their children through- 
out the teen-age period and to see that they have 
the very best training available. Lee College meets 
this need. At Lee the student can acquire a mastery 
of the Bible. The student is trained to be an active 
witness for Christ. Lee also stresses character training. 

"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get 
wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding," 
(Proverbs 4:7). 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Johnson 

The choice of a college for my daughter, Elizabeth, 
was not difficult at all. Realizing that character, 
personality, and opinions are molded in the teen 
years of a young person's life, I wanted a college 
for her with Christ as its center. Lee College is that 
and more. 

To know that his child is in contact daily with 
teachers, students, and personnel who are filled with 
the Holy Spirit gives a parent a feeling of security 
and well-being. 

Lee College provides for a young person a concrete 
foothold upon which to stand when he is thrown in 
contact with the enticing wiles of the world. 

I chose Lee College for my daughter because I 
think it is the place for every Church of God young 
person. In this school their lives can be molded in 
a serviceable, beneficial, and purposeful pattern to 
be used as God wills. 

Rev. and Mrs. Tommy Harper 

We are sending our daughter to Lee College because 
we feel that there she will receive the spiritual train- 
ing that is needed to get established in this day in 
which we live. We considered other colleges, and even 
though she had a scholarship to one of the leading 
colleges, we felt that the atmosphere among young 
people of the Church of God and teachers of like 
faith, believing in the things we believe, would be for 
her better welfare spiritually. Then she can, when 
finishing, transfer her hours to another college to 
continue her education and will then be more able 
to stand the atheistic doctrines taught in other 

For this I thank God that there is a school such 



as Lee, where God is honored and the Holy Ghost 
is recognized. 

Rev. and Mrs. Reed Maxwell 

We send our children to Lee College because its 
Christian principles, Bible standards, and discipline 
conform to our Church of God teachings. Lee College 
gives them an opportunity to continue their education, 
develop mature Christian characters, and be trained 
for active service for God in a spiritual environment 
that builds on the groundwork received at home. 

Associating with hundreds of young people from 
all over the world challenges our youth to do and 
be their very best for God. Dormitory life speedily 
develops ability to adjust and live with other people. 

Lee also offers every advantage for the development 
of strong Christian leadership. 

Leslie E. Keil 


There are many good schools and colleges in the 
world today, but the first thing in every young life 
should be his foundation in Christian training. I 
feel that my children will get that training at Lee 
College. The environment has much to do with the 
molding of a young person's life. There is no better 
place where a young person can learn about the 
opportunities of Christian service and the joy of a 
dedicated life than in a Christian school. The desire 
of my life is that my children be won to Christ and 
His Church; for this reason, I favor Lee College 
with its spiritual emphasis. 

W. E. Johnson, 
Overseer of Georgia 

Some of the reasons I send my children to Lee 
College are because they are taught by Church of 
God, Holy Ghost filled teachers and the school is 
strictly fundamental (believing the Bible to be the 
Word of God). The school is not only fundamental, 
but also special emphasis is placed on the Baptism. 
The children receive sound instructions concerning 
the church's teachings, doctrines, etc. Last, but not 
least, they are surrounded with wholesome environ- 
ment which is so necessary to their well-being now 
and hereafter. 

Earl P. Paulk, Sr. 

We are so proud that our daughter, Pat, is in 
Lee College. I have heard of Lee since I was a child, 
but I could never tell what it means to us until now. 
It is so wonderful when our daughter comes home 
and tells of the chapel service that lasts through the 
noon hour, and of the prayer meetings that last 
until 3:00 a.m. In one of these, our Pat, alone with 
six other girls, received the baptism of the Holy Ghost. 
The testimonies she gave in our church service of 
Jesus and His power to save were worth every sacrifice 
anyone can make to have his children attend Lee 
College. We only have the one child, but when she 
comes home, she can hardly wait to get back to see 
the others because it is like one big family. 

Start making your plans now to let your children 
attend Lee College and share the happiness we have 
because of what it has done for us and our home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. McClure 

Very soon, if not already, a great many of you 
young people will be embarking on a career. You may 
be working at this very moment as a bookkeeper. You 
may be employed as a typist, a stenographer, a sec- 
retary, a switchboard operator, or in any other such 
position. Now that you have the position, the thing is 
to keep it and, furthermore, to do what you can to 
better yourself. Some people say that genius is ninety- 
nine per cent hard work; so then is promotion. The 
other one per cent may be "pull," as some people say, 
but you can get along very well without that. And 
after all, girls, what good is "pull" by itself anyway? 
Think about that a moment! 

Here is a self-help quiz you might like to take. If 
you are earnest and sincere about keeping your job, 
this quiz is designed to help you along the way. It is 
important to know how to keep a job, and it is just as 
important to know what NOT to do to displease your 
employers and co-workers. 

ee-h 7 r ^rr or <nrm -t^/t-f 

By Pauline V. McConnell 


1. When I write personal mail in the office on my 
own time, do I use my own stamps and stationery? 


2. A person's religion is his own business. Do I re- 
frain from discussing the topic during business 
hours? YES .._ NO 

3. Do I do all my personal telephoning outside the 
office? YES NO 

4. Do I always try to show interest in the confiden- 
tial and the financial affairs of my company? 


5. Do I welcome criticism and suggestions from my 
employers and superiors? YES NO 

6. I am sure my employer's desk is his personal 
property. Do I realize its contents are none of my 
affair? YES NO 

7. Do I always wear modest clothing to the office, 
leaving my frilly and date dresses for just such 
occasions? YES NO 

8. The color of a co-worker's skin was given him by 
God. Do I give my co-worker the understanding 
and help he asks of me? YES NO 

9. My lunch hour may be reserved for nibbling. Do 
I realize my desk is not for storing cookies, fruit, 
candy, gum, etc? YES NO 

10. Do I refrain from discussing my firm's business 
with my family and friends, except in a compli- 
mentary way? YES NO 

All finished? Now for your score! 

Allow yourself ten points for every question where 
you answered "Yes." Allow a zero for your "No" an- 
swers. Count the "Yes" answers and skip the "Noes." 
If you scored the following, then you will know if you 
are on the job! 

Ten "Yes" answers and 100 per cent means that 
you are well on your way to the top. More jobs are 
lost because of lack of common sense than because of 
lack of ability. However, you have nothing to worry 
about on that score. Not only are you understanding, 
tolerant, honest, sociable, and friendly; you are, with- 
out doubt, a gem in the eyes of your employer, and 
what's more he is going to keep you. Almost any day 
you will find a raise in your pay envelope. You just 
wait and see. You have applied, and you are applying, 
all of your Christian principles to your job and to 
those around you. What a fine person you must be! 
Continue to set a good example, won't you? 

Seven to ten "Yes" answers give you 70 to 100 per 
cent. I wonder on which questions you fell down? 
Suitability is the keynote of the dress problem. A 
business girl should never look conspicuous. This does 
not only apply to the style of a dress, but the cut, 
color, and occasion to which it is best suited. After 
all, a business office is no place for a party dress! 
The pretty efficient little secretary and switchboard 
operator may get their man in the storybook, in the 
radio and television play, but let us leave it like that! 
You may want your friends to know that you are 
working for a certain firm, as it may be a company 
with prestige. You may think the letterhead will 
create a good impression. That letterhead belongs to 
your firm; they paid for it. A person who has to be 
convinced by a title isn't a friend worth having. And, 
as for the stamps, it might be only four cents, but pay 
for your own; you will feel better about it. It isn't 
quite 12 noon and you are starving? A little nibble on 
a cookie, maybe? The boss isn't around and you are 
not too busy? This is still your employer's time! To- 
morrow morning eat a better breakfast! These may 
not be the questions on which you fell down, but 
whatever they were, strive to get a perfect score when 
you take this test again next week. 

Under six "Yes" answers give you less than 60 per 
cent. Never forget your relationship to your employer. 
This does not mean that you are to be afraid of him. 
It does not mean you are to be unsocial either. It is 
ill-mannered to snoop into file drawers or into per- 
sonal records. A person's religion is very important to 
him, so never criticize his ways or customs if they are 
not like yours. Should a co-worker question your re- 
ligion, do not get excited or annoyed; remember you 
are in a business office. Be pleasant and say, "It is the 
way I was reared, and I'm used to it." After that, 
change the subject pleasantly. 

With a low score of sixty or less, you must be very 
unhappy on your job. There is no reason why you 

(Continued on page 19) 


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By Chester Shuler 


NEVER REALLY believed 
that my prayers could be 
answered," a businessman re- 
marked recently, "until the day I 
visited my brother's farm last 
summer. On his place is an old 
well, dug in the days of our great- 
grandfather, with a circular stone 
wall and an open top. While I was 
looking down into this old well, I 
carelessly dropped a valuable 
watch, and stood there as it fell 
down, down, down, and disappeared 
under the water at the bottom. 

"Of course, everyone was excited. 
Many suggestions were offered 
about how to recover it. Brother 
said the season was so dry that 
the water was very shallow. 'I'd 
gladly go down there, Jim,' he of- 
fered, 'but obviously I'm too fat; 
I'd stick fast.' 

"My little nephew, a pale-faced, 
skinny boy of ten spoke up. 'Uncle 
Jim,' said he, 'I'm not too big to 
go down there, but how'd I get 
out again?' 

" 'No, indeed,' I objected. 'No 
watch is valuable enough to let 
you go down there into that dark 

"Then my brother said, 'If John- 
ny is willing to try it, I'll tie a 
strong rope under his arms, and 
let him down. With a good flash- 
light, I think he can easily recover 
the watch. And we could yank him 
out in a jiffy any time he got 
scared. How about it, sonny?' 

"I'll never forget how white the 
lad's face turned as he peered down 
into the well. I could see his hands 
shaking. But he turned and an- 
swered, 'Sure, Daddy — if you will 
hold the rope, and pull me up any 
time I yell.' 

"Despite my protests, Johnny was 
lowered into that dark, dank hole, 

while several of us kept flashlights 
trained on him, and his dad and 
two others played out the rope, 
ready to pull him up the instant 
he called. Down, down he went, 
and at last we could see him reach 
into the water and recover my 

"When the kid was safely back 
on the surface, he said: 'Boy! Was 
I ever scared down there! I thought 
any minute some animal would 
reach out and grab me. I wanted 
to yell, but I guess I was too scared 
to have any voice left. Then I kept 
telling myself that Daddy had hold 
of the rope, and that's how I made 
it. I sure was glad when I felt 
him pulling me out!' 

"Ever since then, prayer has 
meant just that to me," added the 
businessman, earnestly. "I think of 
God the Father as 'holding the 
rope' and ready to pull me out of 
any dilemma into which I fall, if 
I cry out to Him. He has never 
failed me, either." 

Sometimes our 

clearest answers to prayer occur 
when we are, like Johnny, in a 
desperate situation. Johnny had 
only one way to get out of the well. 
He was completely encircled. His 
only light and means of exit were 
above him. It is that way with a 
Christian today; though he may 
seek escape from trouble, peril, or 
the evil one, horizontally, the only 
real means of escape is by looking 
upward to God. We do not under- 
stand the "how" or "why" of this. 
We need not know those things, 
only that He does answer fervent, 
earnest, definite cries "from the 
depths." With this knowledge, we 
can safely trust God — and be 
braver, calmer, more useful per- 

"Whe?i He will answer, soon or late. 

He knows; I pray and patient 
Not knowing when He will be there. 

But this I know: God ansivers 

In a sense, all prayers are an- 
swered, — by God's "yes" or by His 
"no." The answer does not always 
become apparent immediately. 
Sometimes waiting is necessary 
and difficult. The more keenly we 
desire that for which we ask, the 
more inclined to be impatient over 
delay we may become. But a simple 
faith and trust in God's fatherly 
wisdom and care will increase our 
patience wonderfully. 

With this trust, we shall see that 
any delay may be a part of God's 
plan for us. We shall be content 
to know that the loving heavenly 
Father will give only that which 
is best for His beloved children. At 
some future time, we shall probably 
be permitted to see, in retrospect, 
just how the delay fitted into His 
life-plan for us. But if this know- 
ledge is forever denied, our faith 
will help us believe, and say with 
the poet: 

"Where does God keep His blessings 

How convey them from there to 
I know not how, what, or where, 

But this I know: God answers 

A FRIEND worked 
daily as a busy carpenter. He was 
deeply, vitally interested in Chris- 
tian missions everywhere. One day 
he confided that often he prayed 
"between strokes of the hammer" 
as he went about his work. "While 
my hands are too busy to be folded 
and my knees may not bend, never- 

( Continued on page 19) 


One Million Tracts 



By O. W. Polen 

National Sunday School and Youth Director 

"One of the greatest means of getting the gospel to 
the Latin American is by tracts." 

With this challenge so forcefully presenting itself, 
several months ago an appeal was made for 100 Y.P.E.'s 
throughout the nation to raise $10.00 per month with 
which to provide: 

One Million Tracts Per Month for Latin America 

A number of Y.P.E.'s have responded, and we wish 
to acknowledge, with sincere appreciation, the follow- 
ing cooperating Y.P.E.'s: 



C. S. Owens, pastor 

Birmingham (South 
Park i 
John D. Nichols, pastor 

John C. Dudley, pastor 

West Anniston 
J. R. James, pastor 

O. V. Seweil, pastor 


Robert Graham, pastor 

El Segundo 
Bob Moore, pastor 


G. C. Grove, pastor 


Edward Dunn, pastor 



Ft. Myers 

M. M. Thomas, pastor 


C. N. Jones, pastor 

Chicago — Narragansett 
Harry Henderson, pastor 

R. E. Caraway, pastor 

West Frankfort 
F. J. May, pastor 

Ch icago — Roselcmd 
G. D. Golden, pastor 



O. D. Coleman, pastor 


James Prentice, pastor 

Kokomo (Market St. i 
C. E. Swenson, pastor 


V. J. Cobb, pastor 


L. L. Turner, pastor 


S. E. Jennings, pastor 


$60.00 has been raised by the Clarksdale District, 
P. T. Palmer, district director. The following churches 

Center Hill Tutwiler 

Goodwill Morgantown 

Sledge J. E. Kennedy, pastor 


Middletown (Clayton St.) 
H. C. Jenkins, pastor 


C. B. Shawl, pastor 


Fort Worth (Northside) 
E. L. Williams, pastor 

Fort Worth (Riverside) 
J. T. Gilliam, pastor 

L. P. Foster, pastor 

Othoe Stegall, pastor 

Mineral Wells 
W. E. Mitchell, pastor 

We still need more Y.P.E.'s which will raise $10.00 
per month to help us distribute one million tracts 
per month in Latin America. 

Pastors, Y.P.E. presidents, Sunday School teachers, 
and Lamplighters counselors, here is a wonderful 
opportunity to challenge your young people with a 
most appealing missions project. Ten dollars per 
month will be a small amount for a "missions-minded" 
youth group or Sunday School class to raise. 

We hope to have 100 cooperating Y.P.E.'s or youth 
groups by General Assembly time. 

If you will join forces with these Y.P.E.'s which are 
already cooperating, please notify the National Sun- 
day School and Youth Department immediately, and 
complete information will be sent. 



s"~} USAN AND MIKE were looking at some in- 

^ teresting things they had collected in the woods. 
**_-J Daddy had taken them on a short hike 
through the pretty woods near their home, and they 
had brought a large collection of things they had 
found there for Mother to see. 

"Daddy said that when we showed you these, you 
would tell us an interesting story about each one, 
Mommy," said little Susan. 

Mother smiled at the children, then at Daddy. "Well, 
children," she said, "let's see what you have. I hope I 
know something interesting about all that you have 
brought home." 

Now the two children followed Mother into the den. 
Daddy came also, because he liked to listen to the 
many things Mother knew about nature. Mother had 
been a school teacher before she and Daddy were 
married. And the children and Daddy thought Mother 
knew just about everything. 

"Who will show me something first?" smiled Mother. 

"Ladies first," said Mike, who loved his little sister 
and wanted always to show her that he was a gentle- 

This pleased Mother and Daddy very much for Mike 
to be kind to his sister. 

Little Susan held out a dandelion she had picked. 
"This dandelion," said Mother, "is a beautiful yellow 
now. If you rub it against your skin, the yellow sap 
will rub off. But in late summer, it will turn white, 
and when you blow against it, it will all fall away 
from the stem and be blown in all directions. When 
we do not have God in our lives, we are like the white 
flower; we are scattered by every whim of the world. 
We are easily led by the crowd. But with God in our 
lives, we are like this flower when it is yellow. We 
have a pretty brightness that rubs off on others." 

"Why, Mother," said Mike, "I didn't ever think of the 
dandelion telling us a story like that. It's just a wild 

"Many simple things can teach us great lessons," 
said Daddy. 

"Well, what about this?" said Mike, as he took his 
turn, holding out an empty blue shell of a robin's egg. 

"I know the nest was some distance from where 
you found this empty shell," said Mother. 

"How do you know, Mommy?" asked Susan. 

"Because," said Mother, "the mother bird drops it 
far away from the nest, so no one can find where her 
babies are." 

"I surely didn't know a robin could be that smart," 
said Susan. 

"God makes him that way, doesn't He, Mother," 
said Mike. 

"That's right," said Mother. "God makes the little 
birds even to know how to protect their young/' 

"And He makes mommies and daddies so that they 
know how to protect their children," said Susan. 

AND LOOK AT this," said Susan, as she 
held out an acorn. 

"That tiny acorn," said Mother, "will some day 
make a big beautiful oak tree if it is put into the 
ground. Oh, it will take a long, long time, I know, but 
one day it will make a big, strong, shady tree. And 
that is the way God works with little children when 
they put their lives in His hands. He makes healthy, 
strong, good men and women out of them after a long 
time, but all the time He is taking care of them and 
watching over them, just as He cares for the tiny 
acorn that will grow into a big tree." 

"Look at this," said Mike, taking his turn now, and 
holding a tiny empty bird's nest for mother to see. 
"This was on the ground, Mother," he said. "We didn't 
take it from the tree." 

"Oh, I am sure you wouldn't do a thing like that," 
said Mother, as she took the empty nest and looked 
at it. "You see," said Mother, "the baby birds outgrew 
this nest, and so the mother bird taught them to fly. 
And they have gone away to make their own homes 
now somewhere else. So the nest, empty now, after a 
while just falls to the ground, or perhaps the wind 
blows it down. But anyway the babies that once lived 
in it are strong enough to fly and they have moved 
away. This is a wonderful way God has of taking care 
of our little feathered friends also." 

"This makes me think of a verse in the Psalms," 
said Daddy. "Would you like to hear it"? 

"Oh, yes," exclaimed the children. 

"It is found in Psalm 118:23," said Daddy, "and it 
reads like this: 'This is the Lord's doing; it is marvel- 
lous in our eyes.' " 

"Why, that verse fits right with the things that the 
children have brought home today from their hike," 
said Mother. "And now let's bow our heads and thank 
God for His wonderful world." While the four of them 
sat with bowed heads, she prayed: "Dear God, we 
thank you for the things in the world which help us 
to know of your love and your care for all your people 
and for all your creatures. Help us to use our eyes to 
see the things that remind us of you. Amen." 


By Bill Hopper 




JT WAS MID November and 
already the chill of winter 
was in the air. The cold north 
wind seemed to be singing, "Good- 
by to Summer," and Jack Frost 
had left his fingerprints here and 

As Freddy stood shivering in the 
early morning darkness, clutching 
his ragged coat about him in a 
vain effort to keep out the cold, he 
was thinking over the past two 
years of his life. 

His parents had been killed in a 
car wreck, leaving him without a 
home and with no one to care for 
him except his grandparents, who 
were old and sickly. He had loved 
his grandmother and grandfather 
very much, but in less than a year 
they had both passed away, leaving 
him homeless and friendless. He 
had been taken in by a distant 
relative, who lived in the city, and 
that was when his misery really be- 

As in so often the case, the rela- 
tive had children of his own, who 
resented Freddy's being there, and 
they made life just as miserable 
for him as they possibly could. 
Uncle Huff, as Freddy called him, 
was little more than a tramp, 
working a day now and then when- 
ever he wanted more money for 
liquor, stealing whatever he could 
get his hands on— even the meager 
salary his wife earned at the de- 
partment store where she worked 
to try to hold the family together. 
In this environment, Freddy had 
become hard and calloused. Taught 
to steal, lie, and cheat, after two 
years he was known as one of the 
meanest boys in the neighborhood. 

Being denied the pleasures, and 
even the necessities of life, he had 
learned to fight for survival. Being 
filled with hatred and bitterness, 
he had finally taken his ragged 
coat and what food he could find 
and ran away. 

Now as he stood in the old base- 
ment cellar where he had been hid- 
ing, shivering in the cold, hunger 
pangs gnawing at his stomach, he 
felt as if the whole world had fall- 
en in on him. He even envied the 
big pack rat that ran across the 
floor; at least he had a warm nest 
and something to eat. 

"I hate the whole world," he said, 
stamping his foot for emphasis. 
"Why was I ever born anyway? No- 
body even cares enough about me 
to look for me. I haven't got a 
friend in the world. I wish I could 

"Whoa there, young fellow, what's 
all this about hating the world and 
not having a friend? You're pretty 
young to be so full of bitterness." 
Looking up, Freddy saw a tall kind- 
faced policeman coming down the 
steps with a friendly smile on his 

"I do; I hate 'em all," said Freddy. 
"Nobody cares whether I live or 
die." Breaking into sobs, he turned 
as if to run away; but there was 
nowhere to run as the policeman 
was standing in the only doorway. 

Walking over and 

laying his arm around Freddy's 
shoulder, the young police officer 
said gently, "Why don't you tell me 
all about it?" 
Between sobs Freddy told the of- 

ficer all about the accident that 
had taken his parents away at an 
early age, about the short stay with 
his grandparents, then about the 
terrible nightmare of the past two 
years. "I just can't take it any- 
more," cried Freddy, his shoulders 
shaking with heartbreaking sobs. 
"I just can't stand it anymore." 

"Now, now, young fellow," said 
the officer gently. "I'm sure it isn't 
as bad as that. I'd like to be your 
friend, and I am sure there are 
other people who would, if you 
would only let them." 

"Huh," said Freddy gruffly, "who 
would want to be friends with 
someone like me? I tell you I hate 

"How would you like some break- 
fast, and some clean clothes?" 
asked the officer, patting Freddy 
gently on the head. "How about 
coming over to my house and let's 
see what we can find?" 

"To your house!" said Freddy, 
"You wouldn't . . ." 

"Oh, yes I would," said the police- 
man smiling. "You see, I was once 
an orphan myself." 

"Really?" said Freddy, his eyes 
lighting up. "Then you must 
know . . ." 

"Believe me, I do know," said 
the officer. "I know just how lonely 
a boy can get when he doesn't 
have anyone to love him; I know 
what it means to be left alone with 
no one to care, no one to look 
after you. I know." Then taking 
Freddy by the hand, the kind po- 
lice officer led him up the steps 
and down the street to a small 
cottage, surrounded by evergreens, 
from which came the smell of ba- 


con and eggs mingled with the rich 
aroma of boiling coffee. 

After a nice breakfast, and some 
clean clothes that had once be- 
longed to the policeman's younger 
brother, Freddy felt much better; 
he felt as though he had at last 
found a friend. 

"Tell me about it," said Freddy, 
"I mean about how you were an 
orphan and all." 

Starting at the beginning, the of- 
ficer told him about the tragedy 
that had taken the lives of his 
parents when he was only nine; 
how he had been separated from 
his younger brother, who was just 
a baby at the time; how he had 
been sent to the church orphanage 
where he had found love and 
friendship. Then taking the oppor- 
tunity, he told Freddy about the 
love of Jesus that he had found 
to be so wonderful while living in 
the Children's Home. He told him 
about the good times they had had 
on the playgrounds, of the kind- 
ness of the house mothers who 
looked after them, and finally how 
he had left the orphanage to be- 
come a useful citizen, and had 
made a home for his younger 
brother, who had also been at the 

"I wish I could be that lucky . . . 
but nobody cares that much for 
me," said Freddy. 

"If you really want to go to the 
Home, I'll see what I can do," said 
the officer. "I think we ought to 
go and talk with the judge first 
though, and see if you can be 
placed into my custody for a few 

Three weeks later 

the officer and Freddy stood before 
the desk of the juvenile judge, who 
was a friend of the officer's, wait- 
ing for the arrival of the super- 
intendent of the Children's Home, 
and the judge was saying, "Well, 
son, I think you have made a wise 
decision. There is no better place 
in the world for boys than the 
Church of God Home for Chil- 
dren, that is, if Bob here is any 
example. He is the finest officer 
on the force." 

Just then a tall kind-faced man 
wearing glasses and a big smile 
came into the room. "Freddy," said 
Bob, taking hold of the boy's arm 
gently, "I want you to meet Rev- 
erend Cecil Bridges, superintendent 
of the Children's Home." 

"Hello, Freddy," said the minister, 
smiling broadly and holding out his 
hand. "I've heard a lot about you." 

"And I've heard a lot about you," 
said Freddy, glancing up at his 
friend, the policeman. "You just 
can't be as wonderful as he says 
you are." 

"Well, I don't know about being 
so wonderful myself, but we surely 
have a lot of wonderful boys and 
girls at the Home," said Reverend 
Bridges. "Bob can tell you that." 

"Believe me, I have told him," 
said the officer smiling. "Not only 
the boys and girls, but the whole 
crew is wonderful. God only knows 
where I would have been if it had 
not been for them." 

After the necessary papers were 
fixed up, Freddy and Reverend 
Bridges said good-by to the judge 

and the policeman and started on 
their way to the Home. The min- 
ister could sense a cold aloofness 
about Freddy and wondered how 
long it would take him to get over 
his hatred and bitterness; then he 
thought of others who had come to 
the Home with much the same feel- 
ings, and had soon forgotten all 
about them. There was something 
about the love and kindness of the 
people at the Children's Home that 
seemed to melt the hardest hearts. 

Freddy's first look at the Home 
was awe inspiring; it was such a 
beautiful place with the large brick 
building surrounded by huge ever- 
green trees. Boys and girls were 
playing in the yard. "Why," 
thought Freddy, "it looks like a pic- 
ture in a storybook." 

At first Freddy was reserved and 
distant; he was not accustomed to 
playing with other children who 
were interested in something other 
than themselves. But soon his re- 
serve was broken and he was run- 
ning and playing with the others. 
Morning devotion was something 
new to him, too, but he loved it. 
Soon he was singing the hymns 
right along with the others. 

"You k n o w," said Reverend 
Bridges to Mrs. Bridges one morn- 
ing, "I was worried about Freddy 
for a while; he seemed so hard 
and cold. I was afraid he just 
wouldn't fit in here, but now he 
seems just like the rest of them." 

"Yes," said Mrs. Bridges, smiling 
as she watched Freddy through the 
window, "he seems very happy 
now. The BALM OF LOVE heals 
many wounds." 


African Diary Series 

Continued from February issue 



By M. G. McLuhan 

Overseer of British Central Africa 

The meeting closed 

in the late afternoon, and after 
we had taken some pictures and 
prayed together, we loaded up the 
Land Rover with a capacity load 
of people and headed back for our 
base at Magangane. The meetings 
usually close in the late afternoon 
so that people who have walked 
for twenty miles or more will have 
time to go back home before it 
gets too dark or too late in the 
night. Some of them work on the 
tea plantations and they often have 
to walk an additional twenty miles 
for work on Monday morning. With 
the happy songs of the congrega- 
tion still ringing in our ears, we 
headed for Magangane. The load 
was even bigger than before, and 
I was obliged to drive with great 
care. The narrow path, the jagged 
rocks, the sharp stumps, and the 
deep watercourses made it hazard- 
ous for the tires. One does not like 
to ruin a tire in this remote area 
because you may not find a re- 
placement within two hundred 

Though our travel was tedious it 
was not without incident. Some of 
those riding in the Land Rover 
were not accustomed to such travel. 
Soon I heard frantic cries to stop, 
and even before I had brought the 
heavily loaded vehicle to a stand- 
still, there was a mad scramble in 
the rear and out popped an African 
woman who forthwith proceeded to 
part with the sumptuous food that 

she had eaten at the meeting. To 
our way of thinking it may not 
have been sumptuous, but to them 
it had been quite an affair. Once 
out of the Land Rover, these "car- 
sick" passengers could not be in- 
duced to get back in again. Though 
they had seven or eight miles to 
walk, they preferred to rely on 
shank ponies rather than indulge 
in the uneconomic practice of rid- 
ing in a thing that made them lose 
their hard earned dinner. It was 
rather amusing to note that as 
we proceeded the load became 
lighter and lighter, until at last 
only the hardiest souls remained. 
Even some of them who had stuck 
to it until we got to the village 
did not look too bright when they 
clambered out of the Land Rover. 
I would not be surprised if their 
feelings of triumph were in some 
cases badly marred by having to 
part with their dinner, too. Of 
course, here the disaster could be 
hidden from the eyes of the su- 
perintendent by running behind 
the banana trees or a hut. On the 
road, such evasive action was im- 

We drove up in front of the little 
church at Magangane at about 
dark. We quickly packed as much 
of our stuff as we could, and after 
supper we loaded almost every- 
thing. The only things left un- 
packed were our sleeping bags and 
folding cots. We had looked at the 
map and decided that we would 

try to make the five hundred miles 
between where we were and home, 
in one long day's drive. Consequent- 
ly, I told them that we must be 
moving by four in the morning. 
However, the excitement of getting 
back home was felt as keenly by 
my African colleagues as it was by 
myself. I got a couple of hours 
sleep, but at two in the morning 
they started ro move and get their 
stuff packed. I could not sleep, so 
I also got up and rolled up my 
bed and cot. The moon was shin- 
ing, and as we loaded the last few 
items onto the Land Rover, sev- 
eral of the believers came to bid 
us a pre-dawn farewell. The hea- 
then drums in a nearby village were 
still mutely beating out a subdued 
staccato as we stood around the 
loaded vehicle and bowed our heads 
in a farewell prayer. We asked our 
heavenly Father to take care of 
the brethren in Nyasaland and to 
give us journeying mercies on the 
road. Then after a final handclasp 
and farewell good wishes, we were 
off for home. 

Our road back to 

Salisbury was not via the Great 
East Road, but rather in a souther- 
ly direction along the Nyasa high- 
lands to Blantyre. This is the capi- 
tal, and it is situated in the south- 
ern tip of Nyasaland. With the wan- 
ing moon slowly sinking into the 
reaching branches of the African 
bush, we roared down the dusty 


road toward Blantyre. From Blan- 
tyre we would be obliged to turn 
right and proceed across Portuguese 
territory for almost two hundred 
miles. We knew this road would 
likely be very bad, and we prayed 
that we would be able to make it 
across this area in time to pass 
the customs and immigration of- 
fices on the other side before clos- 
ing time that afternoon. 

All went well until we were about 
thirty miles from Blantyre. It was 
still pitch dark, the moon having 
gone to bed beyond the horizon, 
and the stars seemed to have 
turned on their dimmer beams. As 
we climbed a hill, I had the sensa- 
tion of hearing the engine revolu- 
tions come up slightly but at the 
same time noting that the road 
speed fell off a little. There was 
just one answer for this — a slip- 
ping clutch! What a pleasant pros- 
pect more than four hundred miles 
from home on bush roads! We 
struggled on into Blantyre, arriv- 
ing there before the city was awake. 
The first small stirring activities 
that heralded the coming of an- 
other day could be seen, however. 
The Indian merchants were making 
their way toward their little shops. 
Vegetable vendors were coming 
down the street with fresh supplies 
for their stalls and stores. I knew 
how to adjust the clutch, so we 
pulled upon a service station ramp 
and filled up with diesel fuel. There 
was no place there to work on the 
clutch, so we moved slowly up the 
street until we came to an ideal 
spot. It was a parking space for 
railroad vehicles near the freight 
yards. Here on the clean concrete 
I was able to crawl under the Land 
Rover and make a proper job of 
adjusting the hydraulically oper- 
ated clutch. We bought a few pro- 
visions from a bakery that had 
opened early, and then we headed 
for the two-hundred-mile-strip of 
Portuguese country that separated 
us from Southern Rhodesia. 

How glad I was that I had been 
able to adjust the clutch at Blan- 
tyre! Soon after we left the city 
we entered a range of mountains 
and the road became a series of 
steep climbs, abrupt descents, and 
treacherous switch-backs. It was 
rough, also, and it slowed our prog- 

ress down for about two hours. 
Soon we had the mountains be- 
hind us, however, and we came to 
a restaurant near the border, where 
we had breakfast. We were delight- 
ed to find such a lovely clean place 
to eat and refresh ourselves, and 
it reminded us of the fact that 
Africa is definitely awakening. 

Soon we were on the road again, 
and within a short time we had 
passed through the Nyasaland and 
Mocambique customs and immigra- 
tion offices. The road conditions 
could have been worse, though they 
varied from good to bad enough. 
The trusty diesel engine of the Land 
Rover kept up a steady purr, and 
at twelve o'clock noon we were at 
the mighty Zambezi. To our great 
surprise it was not as mighty as 
it had been two years ago when 
we crossed at the same place. The 
great Kariba Dam had swallowed 
more than half its flow, and the 
river was only about one-third of 
what we had known it in 1957. The 
ferry soon whisked us across the 
river, and we headed into the hills 
toward Southern Rhodesia. The 
heat hit us in the face like a fur- 
nace, because this is very hot coun- 
try in the Zambezi valley. We 
paused after about two hours, had 
a drink of cold water from our 
thermos jug, and also ate some 
canned fruit. This pause served as 
lunch time, and we pushed on 
south, much refreshed and happy 
with our progress. 

By late afternoon 

we were nearing the Southern 
Rhodesian border. We stopped and 
put in the spare cans of diesel 
fuel and refreshed ourselves once 
more from the water jug. The pas- 
sage through the customs and im- 
migration offices was routine, and 
we were happy to be back once 
more in good old Southern Rho- 
desia. The roads are very good, and 
before darkness overtook us and 
the moon arose on our left, we 
were many miles into Southern 
Rhodesia. It was peculiar to see 
the same moon which we had seen 
disappear on our right so early in 
the morning, now reappear on the 
left while we were still roaring 
down the road on the same jour- 

ney. The mileage indicator showed 
that we had put four hundred fifty 
miles under the pounding tires of 
the Land Rover already, and less 
than fifty miles lay between us 
and home in Salisbury. 

Those last fifty miles were the 
longest of the day. We were weary 
and hungry, and what a joy it 
was to see the lights of the city 
ahead. At seven o'colck we drove 
into the main part of the city. That 
was sixteen hours since we had 
said good-by to our brethren in 
Nyasaland, almost five hundred 
miles back. I took the African 
brethren to their places of abode, 
and then I decided to surprise the 
family. I went into a phone booth 
and called the home number. 
Dwayne answered the phone. I 
calmly asked if supper were ready. 
There was a long pause, and then 
he said, "Hey, Dad, where are you 
calling from?" I replied that I was 
calling from town and would be 
at the house in fifteen minutes as 
hungry as a bear. They had not 
expected me for another day or 
so, but rather than spend a night 
in Portuguese territory, which is 
very wild country in places, we 
had surprised the family by mak- 
ing it in one day. Upon my arrival 
at the house I was greeted with 
a shower of affection from all, and 
I had the extra joy of finding that 
Brother Oscar Changuion and some 
of his relatives had stopped in for 
the night, too. Brother Changuion 
is the treasurer of our Mission 
Board, and one of the most effi- 
cient men on our mission staff in 
Southern Africa. 

After supper and a hot bath, I 
felt like new. We chatted about 
the great work that our mission is 
conducting in Nyasaland and about 
the extensions in Northern Rho- 
desia. We discussed the plans that 
are before us regarding the evan- 
gelization of the unreached Ba- 
tongas and the vast northern part 
of Bechuanaland where almost 
nothing is being done to reach the 
lost. At last fatigue began to re- 
turn, so we retired. My last con- 
scious thoughts were about the be- 
loved brethren in faraway Nyasa- 
land in whose presence I had spent 
ten of the most blessed days of my 



(Continued from page 25 1 

should be skillful in dealing with 
people. He must know how to lead 
people and how to relate himself 
to others. He must know where his 
responsibility begins and ends. He 
must never betray confidence. 

The Christian Education Direc- 
tor should be efficient. He must 
know how to produce results by 
using up-to-date methods. He 
should have the ability to analyze 
problems and offer remedies. He 
should know how to budget his time 
and discipline himself to his sched- 
ule. He must have the ability to 
organize and direct. 

The Christian Education Director 
should be enthusiastic. He must 
have a vision. He must not be 
easily discouraged nor let others 
see his disappointment. He must 
instill in others his enthusiasm for 
his work. 

Duties of the Christian 
Education Director 

The duties of the Christian Edu- 
cation Director can be summed up 
with these five responsibilities. He 
is to plan, organize, administer, co- 
ordinate, and promote. Some of the 
specific duties of the Christian Ed- 
ucation Director may be outlined 
as follows: 

1. Plan and promote the program 
of each agency for Christian 
education in consultation with 
the pastor, Board of Christian 
Education, and leader of the 
agency involved. 

2. May serve as general Sunday 
School superintendent in those 
cases where there are depart- 
ment superintendents. 

3. Conduct workers' training 
courses and be responsible for 
all leadership training. 

4. Conduct workers' conferences 
for the Sunday School and Y.P.E. 

5. Conduct the community census. 

6. Direct the Sunday School rec- 
ord, follow-up, and visitation 

7. Locate and purchase needed 
supplies for each agency. 

8. Keep in contact with the Lamp- 

( Continued on page 20) 

Sunday School and Youth Department 

Missions Observances 

IN MARCH, 1960 
. . . for the home front — 

MARCH, 1960, is Branch Sunday School Month — 
the time when united effort will be put forth through- 
out the United States and Canada to start BRANCH 
SUNDAY SCHOOLS in unchurched areas. 

Is there a prospect for a branch Sunday School in 
your area? If so, consult the proper authorities and 
plan now to aid in this endeavor to reach lost souls. 
. . . for the mission fields — 

MARCH 13, 1960 is Y.W.E.A. SUNDAY— the time 
when special emphasis will be given to the important 
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YOUTH WEEK (April 11-17) 

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Tuesday . . . 

Under Orders to Yield . 

Wednesday . . . 

Under Orders to Witness . . 

Thursday . . . 

Under Orders to Reach Out 

Friday . . . 

Under Orders to Prepare . . 

Saturday . . . 

Under Orders to Serve . 

Acts 16:31 

Romans 12:1 

1 Peter 3:15 

. . Matthew 28:19, 20 

2 Timothy 2:15 

Colossians 3:23, 24 

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(Continued on page 21) 



(Continued from page 6) 

own church. Now, ten years later, Jim and Sally have 
one of the happiest homes I have ever been in, plus 
two lively youngsters and a life of service to the 
church and community. Suppose Jim had said, "Oh, 
no. I NEVER go on blind dates." 

If you are asked on a blind date, here are a few 
suggestions to consider: 

1. Ask yourself how well you know the person ex- 
tending the invitation. Have you known him or her 
several months, at least? Several years would be better. 
It is not enough to have known a friend of the 
friend. In spite of the old adage, "A friend of John's 
is a friend of mine," a person can be terribly fooled 
on that one. 

2. Does the inviter have a good family background, 
in ideals, church, and standards? 

3. How much do you know about the others who will 
be in the party? Are they your type in beliefs, ideals, 

4. Are you sure plans for the evening guarantee 
social standards in line with your own? 

5. If you are a fellow, have you checked on financial 

6. Can you answer "yes" to this question, "Would I 
be proud for Jesus Christ to go along and share the 
evening with us?" 

Blind date — yes or no? You are the one to give 
the answer. 

(Continued from page 7) 

One thing it has accomplished: it has allowed you 
to let off your steam, and everybody needs to do that 

once in a while. If you feel ill-tempered and cross 
with a friend, sit down and write a letter; it will do 
you good. But wait a minute. It will do you good 
just so long as you don't mail it! 

PRAYER: Dear God, drive from my mind 
any wrong thoughts about my friends that 
may have crept in while I was not watching. 
Fill my mind with what is pure and good so 
that there shall be no room for evil. Give me 
more patience with those I love, and those 
who believe in and love me. 

(Continued from page 10) 

cannot change all that and be the happiest person 
alive. Why not start tomorrow morning, or even today, 
to be a willing helper? Do all that you are asked to 
do and more — not just more in quantity, but by qual- 
ity and variety. Think of ways in which you can be of 
service without sacrificing the tasks to which you have 
been assigned. But, above all else, do the things you 
are supposed to do. 

You can't be on the job as you ought to be unless 
you enjoy it and are proud of it. Strangely enough, 
the harder you work at your job, the more you are 
going to enjoy it, and the quicker you are going to rise 
to the top. Prove to your employer that you are a real 
Christian. Prove to him that you are one of God's 
willing helpers. 

Words to think about — "Be ye doers of the word, 
and not hearers only" (James 1:22). "Even a child is 
known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and 
whether it be right" (Proverbs 20:11). 


(Continued from page 11) 

theless I pray. Of course, I kneel 
for prayer, when I am alone but 
some of the most definite answers 
I have had were to prayers uttered 
during my busiest moments at my 

Our friend had no doubt that 
his heavenly Father "held the rope" 
and would surely answer when he 
called. The knowledge and confi- 
dence helped make him a better, 
more efficient petitioner. Increased 
prayer on his part enabled God 
to work in more places more often. 
His trust in the heavenly Parent 

strengthened his own spirit and 
was reflected in his daily life. 

It is a most helpful practice to 
recall some of the prayers which 
God has answered very definitely 
in our lives. The answers,_we shall 
recall, did not always come in ways 
we had asked or expected, but they 
were answered, those prayers of 
ours! Our trust in God has been in- 
creased, and we shall wish to say, 
with the poet: 

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Nor how He hears me when I 
These things belong not to my care, 

But this I know: God answers 

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enabled Johnny to keep brave and 
useful in a very dark, frightening 
situation. Let us keep holding the 
faith-rope that leads upward, and 
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lighters and weekday activities 
program to see that they are 
properly supervised. 
9. Act as advisor to the officers of 
Sunday School and Y.P.E. 

10. Plan and promote a home de- 
velopment program of Christian 

11. Keep in touch with the Vaca- 
tion Bible School director and 
see that plans for the school 
are progressing properly. 

12. Encourage participation in the 
state, area, and local camping 
programs of the church. 

13. Encourage and promote com- 
plete cooperation with the dis- 
trict, state and national Sunday 
School and Youth Departments, 
and their recommended pro- 

When a church employs a full- 
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tion, numerous problems may arise. 
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workers to resent an "outsider tell- 
ing them what to do." Others may 
say, "He's getting paid for it; let 
him do it." Still others may expect 
the attendance to show tremend- 
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that employed a Christian Educa- 
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all existing attendance records. This 
will place tremendous pressures on 
the church council, the pastor, and 
the Christian Education Director. 

The church can and should ex- 
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fact, the attendance, by which 
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amount of increase will naturally 
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hurt, He changed it. He evidenced 
the possibility of changing badness 
into goodness through divine pow- 
er. The secret, therefore, to doing 
is to allow that which is within to 
find its fulfillment in service. 

The early Christians were an ex- 
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were able to declare in the face of 
poverty, persecution, and pagan- 
ism that they were "the sons of 
God," and assumed they were 
"more than conquerors." The pulse 
beat of a new power dominated 
them. They had no money, no 
prestige, and no special culture, but 
they did have what the world 
needed and wanted — the secret to 
right and victorious living. Thus, 
they preached a positive gospel. 
They were undaunted; they were 
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their prayers, and the fire of com- 
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this I would free myself of any 
connection with crime, leaving my 
troubled thoughts behind. The little 
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which I was ignorant. 

Darkness clouded my mind, but 
hope permitted a ray of light to 
penetrate the gloom. There was 
something I could do about my 
situation — I couid go to the chapel 
and see the man Juan mentioned. 
I had my own life to live and must 
take the necessary steps to insure 
my future good. 

"I'll go tonight," I decided. 

The herders would not be there 
until morning; my father was away 
for a week; and Jose — no telling 
where he was. There being nothing 
to hinder me from going to the 
chapel, I left a note just in case 
Jose came back. Any future move 
would depend on the advice I re- 
ceived at the chapel. 

Mounting my pony, I followed the 
trail down the slope to the prairie. 
My heart felt lighter; my burden 
was less heavy. There might be 

I tightened my grip on the reins 
as the two shots broke the stillness 
of the night. The muffled beat of 
drumming feet approached me. A 
riderless horse loomed out of the 
dark. In the pale light I recognized 
Jose's pony. 

"Whoa!'' I cried, and the run- 
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On legs that trembled, I forced 
myself through the darkness until 
a faint groan reached me. Creep- 
ing cautiously forward in the pale 
moonlight, I came to the huddled 

"Jose," I said softly, bending over 
the motionless form. 

His only answer was a faint 
groan. My groan was one of des- 
pair. If I only knew how badly he 
was injured, I would know whether 
to move him or not. I lighted a 
match and cupped the flame in 
my hands. Jose opened his eyes as 
the light flickered, moaning some- 
thing about his head. I saw the 
crease above the right temple where 
a bullet had grazed the skull. If 
that were all, I could move him. 

Back at the cabin, 

I bathed and bandaged my broth- 
er's head. Disappointed at the in- 
terruption to my plans, I wondered 
if things would continue to be like 
this. Would every effort to seek 
freedom be frustrated? Was I 
doomed to remain in darkness? 
Would shackles continue to bind 

"You followed me," Jose accused 
me next morning. I denied it. "Then 
how did you happen to find me?" 

"I was on my way to see the man 
at the chapel," I confessed. "When 
I heard the shots and saw your 
pony running away, I started look- 
ing for you. I didn't get to the 
chapel last night, but I'm going 
Sunday to see what the services 
are like. No one is going to stop 
me, so just don't try it. I'm tired 
of groping in the dark, and I'll 
find light if it is possible." 

I made it plain I would brook no 
interference and to my surprise, 
Jose turned his head without reply. 
Yet he failed to offer any explana- 
tion of why he had been shot, I 
decided not to ask questions, hoping 
he would talk when ready. 

The chapel windows blazed, the 
white walls gleamed, as I sat beside 
the cabin, wrestling with my 
thoughts. Did Juan meet resistance 
in his acceptance of this new 
freedom? Was it easy to break away 
from the old to accept the new? I 
would soon find out for myself, 


for my soul yearned for content- 
ment and peace. Until I read the 
little Book, I was content with my 
way of life. Now things were dif- 
ferent. Through the veiled darkness 
of my shackled mind I saw a gleam 
of hope. 

Sunday morning I mounted my 
pony and rode down the trail. In 
a few minutes I heard someone 
behind me. Jose was riding after 

"He won't stop me," I declared, 
determined not to be stopped in my 
effort to find light. "We might just 
as well fight this thing to a finish 

My jaw was set when Jose over- 
took me. I nearly fell from my 
horse when he said, "I'm going 
with you." 

"Going with me?" I gasped. "Now 
what's on your mind?" 

"Same thing that's on your mind. 
Don't interrupt while I tell you 
what happened. I haven't been 
rustling cattle, but I was tempted. 
Juan and you were responsible for 
my decision to break with the 
crowd who was ruining me. Fear- 
ing I would expose them, they shot 
me to protect themselves. That 
shot that wounded me opened my 
eyes. If that bullet had been deeper, 
this story would be different. I've 
been doing some thinking." 

Sitting with Juan near the front 
of the mission, we followed with 
interest the message of the speaker. 
Like the dawning of a new day, 
the truth entered my darkened 
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quality. From spiritual darkness I 
emerged into the light of the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ. 

So I, Pedro, the sheep herder, 
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Away in the distance the windows 
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sun, and the white walls glisten. 
All was bright about the chapel, 
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The Work of the 
Christian Educational 

By Donald S. Aultman 

Member National Sunday School 
and Youth Board 

f ' phrase we hear repeated 
V_^ often these days. In fact I 
have begun to fear that this ex- 
pression may fall into that painful 
category of oft repeated cliches 
that carry little connotation. Since 
Christian means "pertaining to 
Christ or His teachings," and edu- 
cation means "the training of the 
mental and moral powers," Chris- 
tian education takes on powerful 
implications. It conveys to the 
church and the home the task of 
training the individual mentally 
and morally in the pattern of the 
life of Christ and the teachings of 
His Word. 

In recent years numerous agen- 
cies in the church have grown up 
to formulate programs for the car- 
rying out of the purposes of Chris- 
tian education. Each of these ef- 
forts was designed to meet a spe- 
cial need which had arisen in the 
church or home. Let us note some 
of the prominent ones at work in 
our church today. 

Agencies for Christian Education 
School was the first teaching arm 
of the church, and is perhaps the 
most obvious channel for education 
in the church. Its fruitfulness in 
the church has given the Sunday 
School unprecedented recognition 
as a vital part of the church pro- 

Although often viewed as only an 
inspirational service or fellowship 
hour, the Y.P.E. can play an impor- 

tant role in the church as a train- 
ing ground for youth. This, in fact, 
was one of the primary purposes 
of the Y.P.E. Article two of the 
Y.P.E. Constitution reads as fol- 
lows: "The objective of this organi- 
zation shall be to promote the 
evangelization, spiritual develop- 
ment, and training in church mem- 
bership of young people. This train- 
ing shall include: Reading, study, 
and interpretation of the Bible; de- 
veloping prayer life; duties and 
privileges of church membership; 
leadership; worship; music; testi- 
mony; evangelism; stewardship; 
missions; tithing and giving; fel- 
lowship." Here, in short, are listed 
the aims of Christian education. 
Recent developments in the de- 
partmentalized Y.P.E., with cor- 
responding aids in the Pilot, make 
training in the Y.P.E. a must for 
every church. 

product of the 20th century, Va- 
cation Bible School is a tried and 
proven tool of Christian education. 
The consistent, thorough, and real- 
istic work offered in the two weeks 
of Vacation Bible School make it a 
leader in Christian training. 

GRAMS. While there are few 
churches active in providing educa- 
tional guidance for the home, the 
home, nevertheless, should be one 
of the major training centers of 
Christianity. The home existed be- 
fore the school and it antedated 
the church. Among Hebrew culture, 
the home was the primary means 
of transmitting their faith. It is not 
reasonable to expect the Sunday 
School to do an adequate job in 
less than an hour per week. Chris- 
tian parents must become the chief 
teachers of their faith. The church 
can and should offer an effective 
program of Christian education for 
the homes represented in its con- 
stituency. Once parents realize that 

the church is seeking to help them 
in every area of life at home, they 
will become convinced that what 
goes on at the church is of supreme 

year the National Sunday School 
and Youth Department prepares a 
Youth Weekday Activities brochure 
and calendar outlining a social and 
recreational program for each 
month of the year. These social 
and recreational programs are a 
vital part of Christian education. 
Play takes the larger part of a 
child's time and figures predomi- 
nantly in the life of youth and 
adults. One writer has said, "If one 
desires to know what a child is, 
study his play; if one wants to de- 
termine what a child will be, direct 
his play." If the church ignores this 
principle and the world continues 
to direct the leisure time of adults 
and the amusement and play of 
children and youth, we may expect 
a generation that is anything but 
church-minded. Here is a challenge 
to the church to occupy the time 
of its members with worth-while 
social and recreational projects. 

the most recent additions to the 
Christian education of the local 
church is the Lamplighters Club. 
This program is another designed to 
help provide worth-while church 
activities between Sundays. The 
Lamplighter Sparks, the Junior 
Lamplighter Club, the Senior 
Lamplighter Club, and the Lamp- 
lighter Youth Fellowship offer sep- 
arate club activities for every child 
and youth from ages five to twenty. 
The aims of the Lamplighter Clubs, 
as outlined in the Handbook are: 

1. To lead youth to Christ. 

2. To develop strong Christian 

3. To develop leadership. 

4. To provide wholesome recrea- 
tional activity. 


These aims are synonymous with 
the objectives of Christian educa- 
tion. This program of guided Bible 
study, achievement, handicraft, fel- 
lowship, and recreation with the 
"club" appeal has produced mar- 
velous results in those churches 
that have promoted it faithfully. 

every state now has a Sunday 
School and youth director who su- 
pervises a summer camping pro- 
gram with a full week of evangel- 
ism, training, and recreation for 
the benefit of the churches and 
youth in that state. Each summer 
hundreds of youth attend these 
camps. Many make lasting deci- 
sions for Christ. 

The agencies mentioned above 
are the outstanding ones in opera- 
tion at present. But Christian edu- 
cation is not static; its horizons 
are ever expanding. We can, there- 
fore, expect new areas to open in 
the future. Some churches now of- 
fer extensive Bible study programs, 
and others are seriously consider- 
ing the value of church sponsored 
weekday schools. The church which 
will meet the needs of its people 
in Christian education must stay 
alert to these developments and as- 
sume responsibilities in this field. 

We note quickly the close rela- 
tionship of these agencies and 
therefore place them in one gen- 
eral category known as the De- 
partment of Christian Education. It 
was only recently, however, that 
we recognized the value of placing 
all Christian education agencies of 
the local church under a designated 
leader. The advantages of such a 
plan with reference to administra- 
tion and coordination can readily 
be seen. A Christian Education De- 
partment in the local church links 
the entire educational work. It 
makes for unity of purpose while 
it coordinates plans and programs. 
Moreover, it places some informed 
person in charge of the work in this 
important area. It follows that this 
person should be known as the Di- 
rector of Christian Education. 

The Christian Education Director 

The logical leader of the De- 
partment of Christian Education in 
the church is the pastor. He is, in 

fact, the only person who can in- 
augurate and direct the formation 
of such a department. He is now, 
and in any foreseeable future will 
continue to be, the only full-time 
worker in the vast majority of our 
churches. As such, it is estimated 
that at least fifty per cent of his 
time will be devoted to Christian 
education. Some pastors estimate 
that they spend as much as ninety 
per cent of their time working in 
this field. However, the tremendous 
amount of work to be done in 
Christian education, and the heavy 
demands placed upon the pastor in 
all areas of his pastorate, have 
brought about the rise of the 
Christian Education Director in the 
past few years. Some churches find 
laymen among their numbers who 
can be trained to serve as the 
Christian Education Director. Other 
churches employ the full-time serv- 
ices of a person trained for such a 
position. Some larger churches that 
have in the past employed the serv- 
ices of an assistant pastor now feel 
that a Christian Education Direc- 
tor can be more valuable inas- 
much as his field of endeavor is 
designated and his duties are spe- 

Qualifications of the Christian 
Education Director 

Whether the local church uses 
a layman, a part-time worker, or 
a full-time director, there are basic 
qualifications that should be con- 
sidered. The Christian Education 
Director should be a Christian edu- 
cator. He should be thoroughly 
trained in the principles of Chris- 
tian education. He should have a 
background in the Scriptures. He 
should know the Sunday School 
thoroughly, including the principles 
of graded instruction and leader- 
ship training. He should be ac- 
quainted with modern methods and 
materials in visual education and 
similar forms of instruction. He 
should attend educational con- 
ferences and conventions, as well 
as subscribe for the periodicals and 
purchase books that offer training 
in the field of Christian education. 
He should, ideally, be a college 
graduate with a major in this area. 

The Christian Education Director 

(Continued on page 18) 

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200 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio 276 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm). Ohio .243 

Jacksonville. Florida 240 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue). 

South Carolina 231 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 217 

East Bernstadt. Kentucky 214 

Erwin, North Carolina 207 

150 - 199 


Dayton (E. Fourth Street), Ohio 
Davton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio ...... 

Ala'bama City, Alabama 

Dalsv, Tennessee 

Pomona. California 

Woodruff, South Carolina 

Lumberton, North Carolina 

Middlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 155 

Evarts, Kentucky ... 155 

Kannapolls. North Carolina 155 

Dressen, Kentucky 150 

Rocky Mount. North Carolina 150 

100 - 149 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 149 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 142 

Akron .Market Street), Ohio 141 

Rossvllle, Georgia 140 

Lakedale, North Carolina 137 

Georgetown. South Carolina 136 

Saddle Tree. North Carolina 135 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia . 

Fayettevllle. North Carolina 

Goldsboro. North Carolina 

Eloise. Florida — 

Garden City, Florida 

West Lakeland, Florida 

Rome (North), Georgia — 

East Gadsden, Alabama 

Grays Knob. Kentucky 

Rhodell. West Virginia 

Fresno H M. California 
Arcadia, Florida 

Benton, Illinois .. 
Harlan. Kentucky 

Dallas. Texas 

Brooklyn, Maryland 





West Fayettevllle. North Carolina 122 

Wilmington, North Carolina 
South Mt. Zion. Georgia 

Wyandotte. Michigan 

Greenwood. South Carolina 

Austin, Indiana — 

Montgomery. Alabama 


Louisville (Highland Park). Kentucky 117 

Dallas. North Carolina _. 116 

Greenville. Mississippi 115 

Parrot. Virginia 115 

Tampa, Florida 114 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 114 

Newport News. Virginia 114 

Lake Placid. Florida 112 

Monroe (4th Street). Michigan 112 

Rifle Range. Florida Ill 

P:inceton. West Virginia Ill 

Van Dvke. Michigan 110 

Palatka. Florida 109 

Houston (No. 1). Texas 109 

Fitzgerald, Georgia 108 

Salisbury. Maryland 108 

Cambridge, Maryland 108 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue). Missouri 108 

Williamsburg. Pennsylvania 108 

Dversburg, Tennessee 108 

Dallas (Elam Road), Texas 107 

Somerset, Kentucky 106 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 106 

Home for Children, Tennessee 105 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 105 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue). Ohio 104 

Lebanon. Pennsylvania 104 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 104 

New Orleans (Spain Street), 

Louisiana 104 

West Hollywood. Florida 103 

West Frankfort. Illinois 103 

Tuscaloosa. Alabama 102 

Cincinnati (Eastern). Ohio 102 

South Lebanon, Ohio 102 

Graham, Texas 102 

Chlldersburg, Alabama 101 

Abingdon. Virginia 101 

Cleveland (55th). Ohio 100 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue), 

Tennessee 100 

Loxley. Alabama 99 

Sunday School and 

BY 0. W. POLEN, Notional Sunday School and Youth Director 

Sumlton, Alabama 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 

Hamilton (Allstatter). Ohio 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 

Zion Ridge Alabama 

North Birmingham, Alabama 

Lynch, Kentucky 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 

East Phoenix, Arizona 

Porterville, California 

Ft. Lauderdale. Florida 

Asheville, North Carolina 

Riverside (Ft. Worth), Texas 

Cawood, Kentucky 

Hemingway. South Carolina 

Athens, Tennessee 

Mountain View, Alabama 

Bee Ridge, Florida 

Lawrenceville, Illinois 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky 

Torrance, California 

Tifton, Georgia 

Leadwood. Missouri 

Greensboro, North Carolina 

West Hillsboro, North Carolina 

South Tucson, Arizona 

Coffeyvllle, Kansas 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 

Solway, Tennessee 

Mineral Wells, Texas 

Kenosha, Wisconsin 

Falrview, Georgia 

Homerville, Georgia 

Fairdale. Kentucky 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 

Enoree, South Carolina 

Seneca, South Carolina 

New Summit, Arkansas 

Baxley, Georgia 

Newport, Kentucky 

Benton Harbor, Michigan 

Pontiac, Michigan 

Fairborn, Ohio 

Dillon, South Carolina 

Crab Orchard, Tennessee 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee 

Lebanon, Tennessee 

Seagraves, Texas 

Henrietta, Texas 

Marfrance, West Virginia 

Pittsburg, Kansas 

MacArthur, West Virginia 

Fairfield, California .. 

Alva, Florida 

Bartow, Florida ; 

Vero Beach, Florida 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 

Perry. Florida 

Starke, Florida 

Dwarf, Kentucky 

Junction City, Kentucky 

Fairplay. South Carolina 

McMinnville, Tennessee 

Whltwell. Tennessee 

Lipscomb. Alabama 

Carbon Hill, Alabama 

Plant City, Florida 

Hammond. Indiana 

Hamilton Tabernacle, Ohio 

Langley, South Carolina 

Levelland, Texas 

East Ralnelle, West Virginia 

Garden City. Alabama 

Woodlawn. Alabama 

Chandler, Arizona 

Demorest, Georgia 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 

Covington, Louisiana 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 

Blacksvllle, South Carolina 

Samoset, Florida 

Lando, South Carolina 

Empire, Alabama 

Marked Tree. Arkansas 

Hickory, North Carolina 

Valdese. North Carolina 

Chattanooga (North). Tennessee 

Waynesboro. Tennessee 

Highway, Alabama 

Trafford, Alabama 



San Jose, California 

Ruskin, Florida 

Dublin, Georgia 

Richmond, Kentucky 

Nashville (North), Tennessee 

Sweetwater, Texas 

Belle Glade, Florida 

MacClenny, Florida 

Macon, Georgia 

Gulston, Kentucky _ 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

East Belmont, North Carolina 

Old Fort, North Carolina 

Patetown, North Carolina 

Columbia, South Carolina 

Bethany, South Carolina 

Linden, Florida 

Rome (West), Georgia 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina 

Carson Springs, Tennessee 

Lawrenceburg, Tennessee 

Morristown, Tennessee ~ 

Shady Vale, Tennessee 

Huntington, West Virginia 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 

Stinnett, Kentucky _ 

East Lynn, West Virginia 

Largo, Florida 

Toccoa, Georgia 

Dulac. Louisiana _ 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio 

Mullins, South Carolina 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 

Slater, South Carolina 

Middle Valley, Tennessee 

Paris, Texas 

Glendale, Arizona 

Christopher, Illinois 

Crescent Springs. Kentucky 

Gap Hill, South Carolina ...... 

Orme Mountain, Tennessee 

Weirton, West Virginia 

Sipsey Camp, Alabama 

Mitchell, Indiana ... 

Wichita (S. Santa Fe), Kansas 
White Sulphur Springs, 

West Virginia _ 



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Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
December 30, 1959 

Saved 1,592 

Sanctified 641 

Holy Ghost 459 

Added to Church _ 546 

Since June 30, 1959 

Saved 16,185 

Sanctified 6.838 

Holy Ghost 5,138 

Added to Church 4,813 

Report of New Y.P.E.'s 

New Y.P.E.'s organized since 

June 30, 1959 i 53 


Average Weekly Attendance 

December 1959 
500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 

Middletown (Clayton Street). Ohio 


Hamilton, Ohio 

Kannapolls, North Carolina 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio ... 





North Cleveland, Tennessee 394 

South Gastonia, North Carolina _. 391 

Jacksonville, Florida _.. ._. 383 

Wilmington, North Carolina 369 

N. Chattanooga, Tennessee 362 

Erwin, North Carolina 352 

Sumiton, Alabama . ._. 346 

Anderson (McDuffie Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... .... 341 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 334 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 333 

Griffin, Georgia .... .... 331 

Biltmore, North Carolina .... .... 328 

Tampa, Florida _ 321 

Daisy, Tennessee .... ... . .... ... . ... . .... 318 

Whitwell, Tennessee 314 

South Lebanon, Ohio _ .... 312 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina .. - _.. 3i0 

Alabama City, Alabama .... .... .... .... 308 

Lakeland, Florida .... 305 

Somerset, Kentucky .... .... 302 

Dillon, South Carolina .... 302 

Pulaski, Virginia .... 300 


Rome (North), Georgia .... 290 

Savannah (Anderson Street), 

Georgia .... .... .... 285 

Orlando, Florida .... .... .... .... .... _... 284 

West Flint, Michigan 283 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee .... 283 

Pontiac, Michigan ... .... .... 281 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio .... 279 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia .... 277 

Buford, Georgia .... .... 273 

Lumberton, North Carolina . .. . 271 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina ._ 266 

Milford, Delaware . .... .... 263 

Sulphur Springs, Florida .... 250 

Newport News, Virginia 245 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky ... . .... .... .... 244 

Lenoir, North Carolina .... 244 

West Gastonia, North Carolina .... 242 

South Cleveland, Tennessee 238 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri .... 237 

Lenoir City, Tennessee .... .... 237 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida .... 233 

Langley, South Carolina .... 232 

Columbia, South Carolina ... . 231 

Van Dyke, Michigan .... .... 227 

Akron (E. Market Street), Ohio .... .... 226 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia _.. 223 

Jesup, Georgia . .... _.. ... . 223 

Greenville (Woodside), South 

Carolina .... .... ._. 223 

Brooklyn, Maryland ... . ... . 222 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Tennessee ... 220 

Baldwin Park, California 217 

Belton, South Carolina .... .... .... .... 216 

Salisbury, Maryland .... .... ... . _ 215 

Goldsboro, North Carolina ... . .... .... ... . 212 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina .... .... 212 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee ... 211 
Birmingham (Pike Avenue), 

Alabama ... .. .... .... .... 210 

Birmingham (South Park), 

Alabama .... .... 210 

Austin, Indiana . 210 

Wyandotte, Michigan ... 208 

Pomona, California .... .... .... .... .... .... 206 

Easton, Maryland ... ._. .._ .... 206 

North Birmingham, Alabama 204 

West Indianapolis, Indiana .... ... . ... . _.. . 204 

West Lakeland, Florida 203 

Rossville, Georgia .... .... .... 203 

McColl, South Carolina 203 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona .... .... 202 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama ...J .... .... .... 201 

Lakedale, North Carolina .._ .... ... . ... 201 

Princeton, West Virginia 201 

Anniston, Alabama .... .... .... 200 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 200 

Radford, Virginia .... .... 200 


Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina _.. .... 199 

Sanford, North Carolina . .... .... ... 199 

Lancaster, South Carolina 199 

Greenville (Park Place), 

South Carolina .... .... .... 199 

Perry, Florida .... . 198 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), 

Missouri . . .... .... 198 

Wilson, North Carolina ... .... .... .... .... 197 

Greer, South Carolina .... .... 196 

Plant City, Florida 195 

Paris, Texas .. .... .... 195 

Somerset, Pennsylvania .... .... 192 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 192 

Miami, Florida .... 191 

West Danville, Virginia .... 190 

Greenwood, South Carolina 189 

Avondale Estates, Georgia .... 188 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina ..... 188 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), 

Tennessee .. .... .... 188 

Lawrenceville, Georgia . 185 

Honea Path, South Carolina .... .... .... 185 

Marion, South Carolina .... .... ... . 185 

East Belmont, North Carolina .... ._ 184 

East Orlando, Florida .... 183 

Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina 183 

Ft. Myers, Florida .... .... 182 

Lindale, Georgia .... 182 

Georgetown, South Carolina 182 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania .... .... .... .... 181 

Eloise, Florida . .. .... 179 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 179 

York, South Carolina .... .... 178 

Huntington, West Virginia .... 178 

Eldorado, Illinois 177 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina 177 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 177 

Valdosta, Georgia .... .... .... 176 

Lanes Avenue, Florida .... .... .... .... 175 

Clearwater, Florida 174 

Greenville, North Carolina .... .... .... 174 

Huntsville, Alabama .... .... 172 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 171 

Dayton, Tennessee .... .... 171 

Rifle Range, Florida .... _._ .... 170 

Tarpon Springs, Florida .... .... 170 

Rockingham, North Carolina 170 

Garden City, Florida .... 169 

Lake Wales, Florida .... 168 

Springfield, Ohio .... .... .... 168 

Lebanon, Ohio .... .... .... .... .... 168 

Alma, Georgia .... .... 167 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 167 

Norfolk, Virginia .... 167 

Sanford, Florida ._ 165 

St. Louis (Northside), Missouri 164 

Bartow, Florida 163 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia .... .... 162 

Rosamond Avenue, Tennessee 162 

Fitzgerald, Georgia .... .... .... 161 

Seneca, South Carolina .... .... .... 161 

Montgomery, Alabama .... .... .... 159 

Winter Garden, Florida 158 

Mooresville, North Carolina .... 158 

Gaffney, South Carolina .... .... .... .... 158 

Pelzer, South Carolina 158 

Tifton, Georgia .... .... .... .... 157 

Dressen, Kentucky .... .... .... .... .... . ... 157 

Washington, D. C .... .... ., .... 157 

Hester Town, North Carolina ._ 157 

Fourth Avenue, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 156 

Sylacauga, Alabama .... .... 154 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina .... .... 154 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina ... .... 154 

La France, South Carolina 154 

Thomaston, Georgia .... 152 

Lowell, North Carolina .... 152 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio .... .... 152 

Parrott, Virginia 152 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 151 

Brunswick, Georgia 150 

North Belmont, North Carolina .... 150 

Demorest, Georgia .... .... 149 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky .... 149 

Willow Run, Michigan 149 

Willard, Ohio .... .... .... .... .... 149 

Dyersburg, Tennessee .... .... 149 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky .... 148 

Ferndale, Michigan . ... .... .... .... 148 

West Asheville, North Carolina 148 

South Phoenix, Arizona 147 

Cocoa, Florida . .... 147 

Benson, North Carolina .... 147 

Greensboro, North Carolina ... .... .... 147 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio .... .. 147 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina .... .... 147 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... .... .... 147 

White Sulphur Springs, 

West Virginia .... .... .... .... 147 

Douglas, Georgia 146 

North Lansing, Michigan _. .... .... 146 

Dallas, Texas ... .... .... 146 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 145 

Henderson, North Carolina ..... 145 

Buhl, Alabama .... .... 144 

Cramerton, North Carolina .... 144 

Sevierville, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 144 

West Hollywood, Florida .... 142 

Benton, Illinois .... .... 142 

Asheboro, North Carolina .... .... .... .... 142 

Lando, South Carolina .... 142 

Bristol, Tennessee .... —. .... .... 142 

Erwin, Tennessee .... .... .... 142 

Piedmont, Alabama .. .... .... 141 

Lexington, North Carolina 141 

Valdese, North Carolina .. .... ... . ... . .... 141 

Robinette, West Virginia .... .... .... .... 141 

Adamsville, Alabama . _. .... .... .... _ . 140 

San Pablo, California ... ... . .... 140 

West Miami, Florida .... ... . 140 

Wallins, Kentucky .... 140 

Lancaster, Ohio .... ... . .... 140 

Laurens, South Carolina .... .... 140 

Cedartown, Georgia .... .... ... . 139 

Clinton (Lydia Mill), South 

Carolina ... 139 

Blacksburg, South Carolina .... 138 

Memphis (Mississippi Blvd.), 

Tennessee .... .... .... ... . .... 138 

Talladega, Alabama ... . 137 

MacClenny, Florida .... .... .... .... 137 

Loxley, Alabama .... .... ... . ... . 136 

Westminster, California 136 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 136 

Mt. Pleasant, Maryland ... ... . .... .... 135 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 135 

Mallory, West Virginia 135 

Chandler, Arizona .... ... . .... ... . 134 

Leadwood, Missouri .... .... 134 

Springfield, North Carolina .... .... .... 134 

Mullins, South Carolina ._. 134 

North Nashville, Tennessee 134 

North Prichard, Alabama ... . ... . 133 

Key West, Florida .... 133 

Lawton, Oklahoma ... . .... ... . 133 

Everett, Pennsylvania .... 133 

S. Tucson, Arizona .... 132 

Manatee, Florida .... .... .... 132 

Pensacola, Florida ... . ... . ~ 132 

Carmi, Illinois ... . .... ... . 132 

Winchester, Kentucky .... .... .... 132 

Florence, South Carolina .... .... .... 132 

Rock Hill (North), South Carolina 132 

Lake Worth, Florida 131 

North St. Petersburg, Florida 131 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois _.. .... .... .... ... . .... 131 

Muskegon, Michigan .... .... .... .... .... 131 

Lake Placid, Florida .... .... .... 130 

Hazlehurst, Georgia __ .... .... 130 

West Baltimore, Maryland .... ... .... 130 

Conway, South Carolina .... .... 130 

McKinleyville, California .... .... 129 

Samoset, Florida .... .... 129 

Middles boro (Noetown), Kentucky ... ... 129 

Boonsboro, Maryland .... ... . .... 129 

Crisfield, Maryland .... .... .... 129 

Selma, North Carolina .... .... 129 

Clinton, South Carolina 129 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas .... 129 

Alexandria, Virginia .... .... .... ... 129 

Homestead, Florida ... _ 128 

Wadesboro, North Carolina ... — 128 

Soddy, Tennessee .... .... ... ... 128 

Kimberly, Alabama .... 127 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... ... . .... 127 

Solway, Tennessee .... .... 127 

Charleston, West Virginia .... .... .... 127 

East Gadsden, Alabama ... 126 

Oakley, California ... . .... 126 

Porterville, California .... .... 126 

Naples, Florida .... ... .... .... 126 

Washington, North Carolina 126 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania ... . ... . _ 126 

Jackson, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 126 

West Knoxville, Tennessee 126 

Lynch, Kentucky .... 125 

Patetown, North Carolina 125 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee ._ ±25 

Bluefield, Virginia .... .... .. 125 


Total Monthly Attendance for December 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... .... 8,344 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 1,300 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio 1,000 

Mitchell, Indiana 992 

Lake Worth, Florida ... .... 821 

Kannapolis, North Carolina .... 702 

Hester Town, North Carolina 629 

Lumberton, North Carolina .... ... . .... 608 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 519 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky 480 


South Carolina .... .... .... . 

West Virginia ... .... . 

North Carolina .... .... .... 

Alabama .... .... .... . 

Ohio .... ... .... ... .... . 

Florida .... .... .... .... 

Georgia .... .... 

Arkansas .. 

Texas (N.W.) .... .... 


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Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 43 

Branch Sunday Schools reported 

as of December 30, 1959 .... .... .... .... 880 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 56 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 (Branch 

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By Avis Swiger 

Dear Mrs. Swiger, 

Why should we serve God in our youth? — S. W. 
Dear S. W., 

You can find many answers to this question, as well as answers from 
life about us today. Ecclesiastes 12:1 says that we should serve God in our 
youth while we have the strength to accomplish things. Isaiah 57:21 says 
that it is the only way to have peace, and peace is necessary for happi- 
ness; therefore, it is the happiest life. Habits that are formed early are 
not easily broken. So if young people form bad habits, the chances are 
that they will continue to be bad; if they become Christians, they will 
form good habits and are not likely to turn away from them. 

Young people need to serve God to combat juvenile delinquency. Even 
a few Christians in a local high school can have a great deal of influence 
for good. 

If there were no other reason this one would be sufficient — Lamenta- 
tions 3:27: "It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth." 


Baccalaureate Sunday, May 22. 

Senior Play Monday and Tuesday, May 23, 24 

Business Meeting of National Alumni Wednesday morning, May 25 
Alumni Banquet Wednesday night. May 25 

Music Recital (Following Banquet) Wednesday night, May 25 
Commencement Thursday, May 26 


Vol. 31 

APRIL, 1960 No. 4 

Charles W. Conn, Editor-in-Chief 



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Gaines, Tunisia; James M. Beaty, Haiti; 
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Earl T. Golden, Donald S. Aultman, Hollis 
L. Green 


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I ' I La I 1 l\w I 

NOTE: After reading Smith and Goodspeed's transla- 
tion of the Easter story, as it was recorded by St. 
John, your Editor was constrained to present it thus 
without any editorial comment. May the Spirit of 
Him who arose triumphant from the grave quicken 
each of you to greater service for Him. 


By St. John 

ON THE DAY after the Sabbath, very early in the 
morning while it was still dark, Mary of Mag- 
dala went to the tomb, and she saw that the 
stone had been removed from it. So she ran away and 
went to Simon Peter and the other disciple who was 
dear to Jesus, and said to them, 

"They have taken the Master out Of the tomb, and 
we do not know where they have put him." 

So Peter and the other disciple went out of the city 
and started for the tomb. And they both ran, and the 
other disciple ran faster than Peter and got to the 
tomb first. And he stooped down and saw the bandages 
lying on the ground, but he did not go in. Then Simon 
Peter came up behind him, and he went inside the 
tomb, and saw the bandages lying on the ground, and 
the handkerchief that had been over Jesus' face not on 
the ground with the bandages, but folded up by itself. 
Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb 
first went inside, too, and saw and was convinced. For 
they did not yet understand the statement of Scripture 
that he must rise from the dead. So the disciples went 
back to their homes. 

But Mary stood just outside the tomb, weeping. And 
as she wept she looked down into the tomb, and saw 
two angels in white sitting where Jesus' body had been, 
one at his head and one at his feet. And they said to 

"Why are you weeping?" 

She said to them, 

"They have taken my Master away, and I do not 
know where they have put him." 

As she said this she turned around and saw Jesus 
standing there, but she did not know that it was he. 
Jesus said to her, 

"Why are you weeping? Who are you looking for?" 

She, supposing that he was the gardener, said to 

"If it was you, sir, that carried him away, tell me 
where you have put him, and I will take him away." 

Jesus said to her, 


She turned and said to him in Hebrew, 

"Rabboni!" which means Master. 

Jesus said to her, 

"You must not cling to me, for I have not yet gone 
up to my Father, but go to my brothers and say to 
them, T am going up to my Father and your Father, 
to my God and your God.' " 

Mary of Magdala went and declared to the disciples, 

"I have seen the Master!" and she told them that 
he had said this to her. 

When it was evening on the first day after the 
Sabbath, and the doors of the /house where the dis- 
ciples met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came 
in and stood among them and said to them, 

"Peace be with you!" 

Then he showed them his hands and his side, and 
the disciples were full of joy at seeing the Master. 
Jesus said to them again, 

"Peace be with you! Just as my Father sent me 
forth so I now send you." 

As he said this he breathed upon them, and said, 

"Receive the holy Spirit! If you forgive any men's 
sins, they are forgiven them, and if you fix any men's 
sins upon them, they will remain fixed." 

But Thomas, one of the Twelve, who was called the 
twin, was not with them when Jesus came in. So the 
rest of the disciples said to him, 

"We have seen the Master!" 

But he said to them, 

"Unless I see the marks of the nails in his hands, 
and put my finger into the marks of the nails, and put 
my hand into his side, I will never believe it." 

A week later, his disciples were again in the house, 
and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were 
locked, Jesus came in and stood among them, and said, 

"Peace be with you!" 

Then he said to Thomas, 

"Put your finger here and look at my hands, and 
take your hand and put it in my side, and be no 
longer unbelieving, but believe!" 

Thomas answered him, 

"My Master and my God!" 

Jesus said to him, 

"Is it because you have seen me that you believe? 
Blessed be those who have not seen me and yet 

There were many other signs that Jesus showed be- 
fore his disciples which are not recorded in this book. 
But these have been recorded so that you may believe 
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and through 
believing you may have life as his followers. 

After this Jesus again showed himself to the disciples 
(Continued on page 21) 

By Irma Hegel 

illustrated by Chloe Stewart 

Vj ERHAPS SHE shouldn't have 
/— ' spoken — Nancy Paxton real- 
' ized that the moment the 

impulsive words had left her lips. 
But a certain loneliness was on 
the face of the slim mink-coated 
woman who stood on the steps of 
the Art Institute and who now 
regarded her in puzzled curiosity. 
"You don't remember me," Nancy 
said. "Yet, I did go to school with 
you here in Medalia. My name was 
Nancy Wills them. It's Paxton now." 

"Of course," said the woman, 
smiling. "Carrot-top Nan!" Lightly, 
she touched Nancy's well kept hair 
beneath her little hat. "How beau- 
tiful your hair is now, like burnish- 
ed copper. I recall Sam Paxton too. 
He was a senior in high school 
while we were still sophs." 

"Sam and I have both followed 
your career in the papers and 
magazines," said Nancy. "Holly 
Rowland, cover-artist and a great 
painter. Your one-woman exhibi- 
tion here in Medalia was something 
most of us will never forget." 

Holly smiled, a well-ordered smile 
in a well-ordered face. "A popular 
artist, not a great one," she correct- 
ed. "And Sam? He had a flair for 
art — what's Sam doing now?" 

"Sam runs the Medalia Junk 
Company," said Nancy. Holly's dark 
eyes registered genuine shock and 
Nancy added, "Oh, it's a good 
paying business and Sam loves it. 
Perhaps it's the buried treasure 
complex that every man has. Sam 
can't be a pirate but he can get the 
same sense of discovery by recog- 
nizing value in discarded things 
and reselling them to someone who 
will put them to use again." 

"Extraordinary," Holly said po- 
litely; yet, the word was empty. 

"That's why I spoke to you," 
Nancy went on excitedly. "I won- 

dered if your busy schedule would 
permit you to visit Sam's junk yard 
with me now." 

"Junk yard?" Holly repeated in 
an amused voice. 

"It's like this, Holly. Sam's found 
a painting that he thinks is beau- 
tiful. So do I. Still, we'd like an ex- 
pert's opinion." 

Holly pulled her mink wrap closed 
about her slender throat. "Tell me 
more — how could a painting of any 
value at all be in a junk yard?" 

"That's easy enough to explain." 
Nancy led the way to her small 
car parked at the curb. She opened 
the door for Holly and settled her- 
self behind the wheel. "A depart- 
ment store went bankrupt in Me- 
dalia. Sam bought most of the odds 
and ends. Among the things was 
a wallboard from some window 
trimming. On it, Sam discovered 
this exquisite painting called As- 

"Does he know who painted it?" 
Holly asked. 

Nancy shook her red-gold head. 
"Just the initials J. C. to go by. 
Before Sam builds up the unknown 
artist's hopes, he wants your opin- 

"Now you're giving me the pir- 
ate-complex," Holly said, laughing. 
"Of course, this is the first time 
I've ever given an opinion on any- 
thing found in a junk-yard," she 

Nancy pursed her 

lips thoughtfully. The mission-spir- 
it was strong in her and she wanted 
to bring something she herself had 
found to Holly. That could be 
foolish. They were worlds apart. 
Holly had gone on to university- 
study and further study abroad. 
Nancy had completed high school 
and that was all. Yet, there was a 
thinking of the mind and a think- 

ing of the heart. A person could be 
ever so wise, intelligent and reason- 
able and yet not have learned to 
think from the heart. 

They were driving through the 
busy, little city, out toward the 
outskirts. The February day was 
grey, the sky heavily overcast with 
a definite threat of snow in the 
air. "Is that so unusual?" Nancy 
demanded suddenly. "I mean, find- 
ing beauty in a junk-yard. The 
stone ivhich the builders rejected 
the same is become the head of 
the corner: this is the Lord's doing, 
and it is marvellous in our eyes." 

"What does that mean to you?" 
Holly was still amused. "I've for- 
gotten whatever religion was 
taught me." 

Nancy spoke from her heart. 
"What we select is often rejected 
by God and what God selects, we 
reject. That's because we see the 
outer appearance while God looks 
inside us. A rough stone, even a 
rejected one, may be as important 
as the small polished stone." 

"It's plain to see that you haven't 
forgotten what religion you learn- 
ed, Nan." 

"Oh, Sam and I attend church 
regularly. We take an active part 
in church activities, especially 
youth work and rehabilitation for 
the aged — don't you?" 

"No," said Holly. 

They reached the junk-yard and 
Nancy halted the car, alighting and 
leading Holly past the high fence 
to the brown building that bore 
the simple placard Medalia Junk 
Yark. Inside, broken furniture was 
piled high: dusty dishes awaiting 
sorting, old stoves and refrigera- 
tors. Sam sauntered out of his 
office, his eyes very blue against 
his thin dark face and crewcut 

hair. "Holly Rowland!" he exclaim- 
ed delightedly. 

"Hello, Sam." Holly grasped his 
outstretched hand. "Nan brought 
me out to see a painting." 

"Ascension?" Soberly, Sam drew 
the women into his office and 
waved his hand toward a piece of 
wallboard standing high on his 

NANCY FOUND herself 
looking at the painting and feeling 
again that mixture of awe and 
reverence. Window-trimmers had 


the abstract— a breath- 

hammered on top of it, walked on even 
it, and cut displays on it, leaving taking height, a struggle for mas- 
grooves, smears and plain old pock tery of the physical for the spirit- 
marks, yet the beauty was there ual, like a hand outstretched for 

the healing touch of God. 

Holly looked at it a long time, 
her face expressionless. "It's crude," 
(Continued on page 20) 


Greater than his music was the 

Courage of Handel 

During the year of 

1741 the gay court world of George 
II of England forgot its former 
favorite composer, George Handel. 
The fluctuating fancy of public 
opinion turned from his music. 
Driving work habits had broken 
his health. He was a failure, and 
the king disliked a failure, or any 
thought of one. London society was 
convinced that Handel was through 
and would be heard of no more. 

By Dorothy C. Haskin 

When Handel was at this low ebb, 
to the bleak house on Brook Street 
came Charles Jennens, a wealthy 
man who devoted his life to litera- 
ture criticism and the composing 
of librettos. He had gathered to- 
gether passages from the Bible 
which he felt were fitting for an 

The flesh-weary, heart-broken 
Handel studied them, and so tre- 
mendous was his courage that one 

1 $ 


sultry August day he sat down to 
a harpsichord and started to com- 
pose. Day after day, line after 
line, page after page, he wrote. His 
manservant brought his food to 
him on a tray, and would return 
an hour or so later to find it un- 
touched, Handel staring at appar- 
ently nothing, a look of ecstasy on 
his face. For twenty-four days, he 
lived in a semi-trance; he ex- 
claimed, "I did think I did see all 
heaven before me, and the great 
God Himself." 

This was the spirit of the man 
who gave the Christian world its 
greatest Easter oratorio, The Mes- 
siah. Besides it, he wrote approxi- 
mately forty operas, twenty-four 
oratorios, including Samson Agon- 
istes, Jephtha, and Joshua, as well 
as innumerable vocal and instru- 
mental pieces. 

He was one of the world's gen- 
iuses, though he was a lonely man 
given to taking long walks alone, 
to eating alone, to working alone. 
He inherited a strong constitution, 
but he abused it. All his life it was 
his custom when composing to 
work day and night, without food. 

He lived in a simple house on 
Brook Street and his solitude was 
broken only occasionally by the 
rumble of a horse-drawn vehicle, 
or the shuffle of a sedan chair- 
man carrying a glamorous lady to 
a gala affair. He would go to the 
opera house and spend nerve- 
racking hours conducting the or- 
chestra, dealing with temperamen- 
tal sopranos and sulking tenors. 
Then he would go home to compose, 
sleeping little. Having only a scant 
interest in women, he never mar- 

illustrated by Chloe Selden Stewart 

ried but instead threw his vigor 
and valor into his work. 

ONE REASON his life 
was a long struggle against odds 
was due to the fact that in his 
day musicians were not appreci- 
ated. During his boyhood in Halle, 
Germany, the only musicians were 
the church organist, and the town 
choir which sang in front of peo- 
ple's houses, hoping for coins to be 
given to them. They were beggars, 
usually ending their lives in char- 
itable institutions. Therefore, he 
struggled against constant lack of 
money, was twice on the verge of 
bankruptcy; he detested the pa- 
tronage of nobles and sought to 
prove his right to earn his living 
as a musician. It was a long, un- 
even struggle that took courage 
and faith each step of the way. 
There were periods of complete de- 
feat, but no discouragement 
matched his valor. He fought ever 
upward, and his unswerving cour- 
age was rewarded with financial 
victory and complete acceptance of 
his music, not only by London but 
by the world. 

He was in a low period when he 
wrote his magnificent The Mes- 
siah. After he had completed it, 
he put it in his desk drawer where 
it lay for seven weeks, apparently 
forgotten. Then he received an in- 
vitation to go to Dublin, Ireland, 
to give several concerts. What an 
encouragement! If London did not 
want him, others did! 

He gathered together a number 
of musical scores, a few of his best 
singers, and, at the beginning of 
November, 1741, left for Dublin. 
There he was received with ac- 

claim. He happily gave a number 
of concerts, saving his latest and 
greatest work for the Easter sea- 
son. The first public performance 
of The Messiah was a rehearsal. 

Then it was announced in the 
papers that Mr. Handel's grand 
oratorio would be performed on 
April 13, and please, would the la- 
dies refrain from wearing hoops 
and the gentlemen from wearing 
their swords? By this cooperation 
eight hundred people, instead of 
the usual seven hundred, were able 
to crowd into the music hall. They 
listened and were impressed. The 
next day Faulkner's Journal wrote, 
"Words are wanting to express the 
exquisite delight it afforded to the 
admiring crowded audience." 

When Handel hopefully returned 
to England, he found the London- 
ers still in no mood to listen to his 
music. His Dublin success counted 
as nothing to them. It was months 
before he could gather enough in- 
terest to produce Samson. In it, his 
courage had produced a new tri- 
umph, so he decided to present 
The Messiah. 

Immediately upon the announce- 
ment of the oratorio, the church 
objected that sacred music should 
not be given in a concert hall. The 
idea! Was Handel mad to consider 
such blasphemy! An oratorio based 
on the life of the Christ should be 
performed only in a church, not 
for the general public. Undaunted, 
Handel changed the title to A 
Sacred Oratorio and in March, 
1743, it was sung in London. The 
religious controversy kept many 
away. Among the few who attend- 
ed was King George II, who, at 

the commencement of the "Halle- 
lujah Chorus," instinctively rose to 
his feet. The rest of the audience 
rose with mixed feelings of courtesy 
to the king and awe at the splendor 
of the music. From that day audi- 
ences have always risen at the 
singing of the magnificent "Halle- 
lujah Chorus." 

The courage which 

Handel had amidst such grievious 
defeat grew out of the inner core 
of his being. He had fought each 
step of the way and, in a real 
sense, inherited his religious con- 
victions and determinations from 
his parents. Both were devout 
Lutherans. His maternal grand- 
father was a pastor. His father was 
a dour solitary man who supported 
his family as a barber-surgeon; he 
was past sixty when George was 
born to his second wife, Dorothea. 

He took pride in his young son. 
Wanting him to be a lawyer, he 
belittled any interest that Goerge 
may have shown in music. One of 
George Handel's positions was at 
the court of the Duke Johann 
Adolf. When George was eight, as 
a treat, and perhaps also to show 
off his son, the older Handel took 
him to court. 

Young George lived with his un- 
cle who, sensing his interest in 
music, took him to the chapel. 
Young George listened with marvel 
in his eyes. His soul responded to 
the beauty of the tones, and so the 
organist permitted the small child 
to sit at the organ (much smaller 
than our modern organs), and the 
short fingers instinctively found 

(Continued on page 22) 

HE IS . . . RISEN 

By Mont Hurst 

A S GREAT, LOVING, loyal, and faithful as the 
/ / disciples were, they did not expect Jesus to 
— */\T come out of the tomb. The human character- 
istics of each of them, as well as others who loved 
and followed Him simply could not grasp such an 
astounding claim. Although they had witnessed 
amazing miracles He performed and had heard mar- 
velous new truths at His feet, they could not under- 
stand such a thing as a genuine, bodily resurrection — 
not even of Jesus! 

There are numberless Christians today who are like 
the disciples in this respect. The miraculous; super- 
natural aspects of His resurrection, ascension, and 
return cannot be comprehended by them. Those loving 
women who went to the tomb at a very early morning 
hour were simple believers, but their power of compre- 
hension could not assimilate the truth of His parallel 
of the restoration of the Temple in three days and 
the resurrection of Himself, in three days. They proved 
their belief that He was to stay in the grave as an 
ordinary human who had passed from life into death. 
They brought spices to prepare His body for its final 
resting place. They were sincere. 

The great and vitally important truth is that if 
He is not risen, then He is not\ He is, because He did 
rise from the tomb. Praise His matchless name! He 
cannot be real in our hearts unless we know the 
truth of His resurrection. The fact that an angel was 
sent by God to tell the women that He was not in 
the tomb is proof of the supernatural aspects of His 
resurrection. If they had been told by some human 
being, they might have doubted or disbelieved. God 
even sent a supernatural being to tell them of a 
supernatural event! 

Jesus also appeared to many persons as proof of 
His resurrection. Mary Magdalene had the high honor 
of seeing Him on Sunday, April 9, A.D. 30, according 
to the way we reckon dates in this age. And the 
women returning from His sepulchre saw Him on that 
same date. Peter had the wonderful privilege of having 
Jesus appear to Him in person and to him only on 
that same date. That evening the two privileged dis- 
ciples met Him on the historic road to Emmaus. Later 
that evening ten of the apostles saw Him. Thomas 
was absent. Then, on April 16, according to modern 

calendar reckoning, eleven apostles saw Him, with 
Thomas among them. 

THERE WAS NO doubt as to the human 
death of the Saviour. His murderers and persecutors 
saw to that. The dastardly job was well-done. No 
human could have survived His fate. His appearing to 
persons was even more miraculous than the astounding 
miracles He performed before their very eyes. He kept 
on appearing to them at regular intervals. God made 
hundreds of witnesses to His bodily resurrection. It 
was His greatest miracle on earth, but it was to 
precede the final and crowning event of all — His 
ascension right before their very eyes. What did those 
seven apostles think when they saw Him as they 
fished in the Sea of Galilee? Then He appeared to 
eleven of them on a Galilean mountain. The very 
next month more than five hundred people saw Him 
at once. To finish His earthly regime in person, He 
ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives. What 
a privilege it would have been to have witnessed this 

However, the greatest was yet to come. Even after 
He ascended into heaven, our heavenly Father sent 
Him back to earth to appear before Paul on the 
Damascus Road and to the Beloved John on the Isle 
of Patmos. This great reappearance of His has been 
a continuing thing, as He still appears before our 
mind's eye and makes His presence known and felt 
in our hearts. He had to be resurrected from the 
tomb before any of these appearances could be made. 

Sometimes we are prone to forget this as we are 
filled with the Holy Spirit which He said He would 
send and whom He did send in a most definite way. 
However, we must never lose sight of the fact that 
He is risen and He arose so that we might have Him 
in us. Here in human flesh, He could not be in man- 
kind, but in the power of the Spirit He is present. 

Jesus Christ died the ignoble death of the lowest 
type slave, but in His glorious resurrection from the 
tomb, He came up and out of it as our heavenly 
crowned King of kings and Lord of lords! If He did not 
rise from the tomb, He is not and never was, but 
praise God HE IS RISEN! He is the Heavenly Magnet 
that draws all men unto Him — upward. May we always 
see Him as the risen Saviour and not falter at the 
tomb of doubt. 





By Evelyn Witter 

t/-\ UTH WALKED with some 
fcS of the older girls along the 
/^ rocky road that led into Je- 
rusalem. It was the time of the 
Feast of the Passover. 

Ruth swung her new shawl more 
loosely about her shoulders, her 
hands lingering over the softness 
of it. How long it had been that 
she had been looking forward to a 
fancy shawl of her own! Mama 
had promised that when the cara- 
van came in, she could have a 
beautiful shawl. And the caravan 
had come in time for the Passover 
when Jerusalem was full of people 
who came from miles around for 
the great festival. 

Everyone would see how beauti- 
ful she looked in the purple and 
yellow shawl. She would be ad- 
mired, gazed on, envied. Nothing 
was more important to Ruth than 
to have her beauty recognized and 

As Ruth approached the city 
gate, scarcely anyone noticed 
her at all. People were standing 
about in small groups talking about 
something very exciting. A teacher, 
Jesus of Nazareth, had dared to 
come to the feast. Some of the 
authorities of the Temple were 
prejudiced against this teacher, 
they said. 

But Ruth sauntered on. She was 
not interested in the teacher. She 
was interested in seeing a sudden 
appraising glance from a youth, or 
a bold, open stare from a man. 

Ruth swished her shawl and 
moved on toward the middle of the 
city. Here people were reverently 
joyful at the sight of a man. 
Curiously Ruth listened to what the 
people were saying. 

One woman was saying: "He is 
a friend. He has healed many." 

A man's voice added: "He has 
cared for many." 

Ruth raised a disinterested eye- 
brow and moved toward the Tem- 
ple. In a few seconds she was in 
the midst of a crowd. All the people 
were singing and shouting, "Ho- 
sanna! Hosanna!" 

Looking for a notable personage, 
Ruth was confused. All she could 
see was a man seated upon a small 
donkey. He rode calmly while chil- 
dren carried branches from palm 
trees before him. People were tak- 
ing off their robes and cloaks and 
throwing them down before the 

The joyous crowd pushed and 
moved, forcing Ruth to move with 
them. Finally Ruth found herself 
at the very front of the crowd. 

"Well, I will get to see this teach- 
er face to face," Ruth thought. "He 
will surely notice me in my beauti- 
ful shawl." She swung her shawl 
proudly and adjusted it to her 
shoulders. It was the one possession 
she had which she considered did 
justice to her precious beauty. 

The crowd pushed forward so 
hard that the man on the donkey 

had to stop. He stopped right be- 
fore the spot where Ruth was 

Ruth could see the teacher's face. 
Looking deep into His eyes, Ruth 
felt that He knew all about her — 
about her sadnesses, her dreams, 
her hopes, her thirst for love . . . 

the girl looked at each other, and 
Ruth felt refreshed, as if she had 
not walked the rocky road to Je- 
rusalem at all. Ruth had the de- 
sire, in those few moments, to be 
as beautiful in her thoughts as she 
was in her flesh. Suddenly she 
knew that beauty of spirit was the 
only real beauty and she repented 
her vanity. 

She wanted the teacher to know 
how she felt and that she was will- 
ing to follow Him. Slipping the 
shawl from her shoulders, caressing 
it in her hands for only a mo- 
ment, she spread the shawl before 
the donkey. 

The procession began to move on. 
The donkey made his way over the 
shawl. When the little animal 
passed by, Ruth gathered up her 
shawl and clutched it to her heart. 

The teacher turned a little and 
there was a slight smile on his 
face. It was a smile that lighted 
Ruth's life from that day on. 

Ruth never wore her shawl again. 
But she kept it always, showing it 
to the many people whom she 
helped to become Christians. 



f\ N THE EARLY days of the 

\J Golden West when the towns 
<^y were wild and lacked disci- 
pline, when the settlers knew little, 
if anything, of religion, mission- 
aries carried the gospel by means 
of railroads into that lawless part 
of the country. 

On the American Baptist Assem- 
bly Grounds at Green Lake, Wis- 
consin, a railroad chapel car named 
Grace stands as a tribute to the 
early preachers who blazed the 
trail. The car is one of seven such 
chapels built for a unique home 
missions project. 

The first of these cars was the 
realization of a minister's dream! 
It had troubled Boston W. Smith 
to see the railroad cars carrying 
liquor, tobacco, and guns to the 
new towns. "A gospel car placed 
upon the tracks is what is really 
needed," he thought. 

In one town every Saturday night 
a passenger coach was sidetracked; 
Mr. Smith knew this, so he ob- 
tained permission to use the coach 
and there preached the Word of 
God to all who cared to listen. A 
Sunday School which later grew 
into a flourishing church was or- 
ganized in the coach. 

Then twelve years later, on May 
23, 1891, the chapel car Evangel, 
was dedicated in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
It was then taken to the Northwest 
to begin its long years of mission- 
ary service under the general dir- 
ection of Mr. Smith and the 
American Baptist Publication Soci- 
ety. When numerous conversions 
occurred within a few months, the 
first chapel car, Evangel, was join- 
ed by Emanuel, Glad Tidings, Good 
Will, Messenger of Peace, Herald 
of Hope, and Grace. 

The chapel car was a regular 


church and parsonage combined. It 
had every convenience for the mis- 
sionary and his family; a fine brass 
lectern from where he preached 
the gospel, an organ, pews to ac- 
commodate up to 125 people, a well- 
equipped kitchen, and sleeping 
quarters for the missionary family. 
Under a group of the pews were 
small individual boxes which held 
additional supplies of books, tracts, 
and Bibles for distribution. Hymn- 
books were in every pew. The 
young people of the parsonage and 
the lads of the community were 
called upon to keep these racks 
tidy and to pass out the tracts and 
other materials as needed. Located 
under the car were roomy boxes 
which held coal, kindling, ice, and 
a tent. 

JT WAS A pleasant 
sight to see a railroad chapel car 
roll up on a siding on a warm and 
sunny day. You would be apt to 
see schoolboys of all ages gathering 
to help in any way they could. 
From the smallest to the tallest, 
they drove the stakes and pitched 
the tent. They stacked the hymn- 
books and tracts and rushed 
around making themselves useful. 
Upon entering a western town, 
the evangelist-missionary and his 
wife parked the chapel car on a 
siding and devoted their days to 
canvassing the community, intro- 
ducing themselves to adults and 
children alike. They invited every- 
one to come and hear the Word 
of God. Meetings were held for the 
young people by day; the parents 
and elders came to service at night. 
If a man expressed willingness to 
come to a service, but found that 
his working hours prevented it, 
special midnight services were held 
in the car. The workers came 
directly from their jobs as they 

were, many in overalls, many dirty, 
but they came. 

Although Boston W. Smith first 
saw the need for a gospel car, it 
was Dr. Wayland Hoyt, then a 
pastor in Minneapolis, who sug- 
gested the building of the first 
chapel car. Riding through a num- 
ber of towns with his brother, 
Colgate Hoyt, a railroad executive, 
one hot day in 1890, he turned to 
his brother and said, "It seems to 
me that these towns could use a 
church. I haven't seen one now 
for almost two hours. Why couldn't 
a car be built in such a manner 
that it would house a church and 
parsonage combined? In that way, 
the car could be sidetracked and 
the people could be invited to hear 
the gospel. The preacher, his wife 
and family could live comfortably 
in such a setup. What do you 

Colgate put his head back and 
thought about the suggestion of his 
brother. "How did you ever think 
of that? It's a perfect idea!" Soon 
afterward he organized a "chapel 
car syndicate" in New York City. 
Boston W. Smith was a charter 
member. He was invited to submit 
sketches for his long-dreamed-of 
chapel car. It was not long until 
the Barney and Smith Car Com- 
pany of Dayton, Ohio, built the 
car according to specifications. 

When the car was 

dedicated in 1891, Mr. Smith said, 
"Surely God's hand is in this." The 
hundreds of churches and Sunday 
Schools first organized in the chap- 
el cars are living witnesses that 
Mr. Smith's vision sixty-eight years 
ago was from God. 

The chapel cars, on a whole, 
visited hundreds of towns, usually 
remaining there three to five days, 

though sometimes staying as long 
as a month on one spot. Young 
people of the communities distri- 
buted thousarfds of tracts and gave 
out Bibles by the hundreds. 

The chapel car, Messenger of 
Peace, en route from St. Louis to 
Kansas City over the Wabash Rail- 
road, was sidetracked for a few 
hours one night in order to let 
another train pass. At once a crowd 
began to gather. A tall schoolboy 
stepped up and read the name on 
the car. He read aloud the Scrip- 
ture text, "Go ye into all the 
world and preach the gospel to 
every creature." 

"Now what sort of a car do you 
reckon that is?" he asked one of 
his companions. 

"That's a church car. It's a real 
church on wheels with a parsonage 
and all. I heard my father talk 
about it. There's a pulpit, and an 
organ, and everything needed for 
a church on board," said one of 
the crowd, the son of a news- 

The first boy looked again for 
a moment, and then said laugh- 
ingly, "Well, what do you know! 
I've seen a Pullman car, a hog 
car, a coal car, a lumber car, but 
this is the first time I ever saw 
a church car. If that doesn't beat 
the devil!" 

At that precise moment, a young 
Scotch preacher looked down from 
the open window of the car and 
said, "Lad, you are absolutely 
right! That's exactly what this car 
was built for, to 'beat the devil' — 
to bring souls from the power of 
sin and Satan into the glorious 
liberty of the sons and daughters 
of God." 

The last service held in the 
chapel car, Grace, was on Sunday, 
February 3, 1946, in Utah. 


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Hammond Breaks Record 

Despite the cold spell descending 
on the Calumet region of Indiana, 
the "mercury" really soared in the 
Hammond, Indiana, Church of 
God on November 6, 1959. After a 
steady rise in recent months, the 
church's pre-existing record of 100 
at a Friday Y.P.E. meeting was ex- 

This was cause for much jubila- 
tion in the ranks of church-goers 
here, but still, there remained a 
note of conscientious determina- 
tion that this should be a figure 
for average, not an exception. 

Bearing the knowledge that "All 
things are possible to those that 
believe" will lend, we pray, greater 
force and determination to our ef- 
forts in this great cause, bringing 
the youth to Christ. Amen. 

Rockwell Y.P.E. Contest 

The Y.P.E. at the Church of God 
in Rockwell, North Carolina, is 
steadily growing. At the time of 
this letter, we are in a contest to 
finish paying for a new piano 
which we bought the Saturday be- 
fore Christmas. In less than three 
months, we raised $171.13 toward 
purchase of the piano. We have a 
small number, between 30 and 40, 
who attend regularly, but when we 
go to work, something happens. 

The photograph shows just one 
part of our workers, the children 
under school age. We crowned a 

prince, a princess, and the two 
runners-up. In the picture from 
left to right are Randy Bently, 
Wanda Goodman, Terry Chambers, 
and Ruth Goodwin. Wanda and 
Terry were the princess and prince; 
Randy and Ruth were the attend- 
ants. These children alone brought 
in over $30 in three weeks' time. 
We are really thrilled with our 
Y.P.E. Our young people are some 
of the best. Our pastor's wife is 
presently the Y.P.E. president. Pray 
for us that we will continue to 
grow in Spirit as well as in num- 
ber. Our pastor is Reverend Joseph 
Chambers. Terry, the prince, is the 
three-year-old son of Brother and 
Sister Chambers. 

— Mrs. Joseph Chambers 

King and Queen Contest 
Great Success 

The Madisonville, Tennes- 
see, Church of God Y.P.E. recently 
sponsored a king and queen con- 
test. Points were given for collect- 
ing money, obtaining new sub- 
scriptions to Church of God pub- 
lications, bringing new ones to 
Y.P.E. services, and studying the 
Bible. It was certainly a close race. 
Not one queen was chosen, but two. 
There were only five points dif- 
ference between the two. 

The contest really was a blessing 
to our church. The amount of 
money collected was $43.35, which 
was used to pay off a gas heater 
for the church. Pictured left to 
right are Sue Garrett, Ray Law, 
and Sandra Croft. Honorable men- 
tion went to Janice Moser and 
Shirley Green. 

Margaret Moser 
Y.P.E. Secretary 


Excitement was rampant around 
the Covington, Louisiana, Church 
of God on Saturday afternoon, Oc- 
tober 31, as preparations were made 
for a Sunday School parade. Held 
in conjunction with the National 
Sunday School Enlargement Cam- 
paign, the purpose of the parade 
was to advertise Children's Day the 
following day in Sunday School. 

Bicycles and cars were decorated 
with long tapering strands of col- 
orful crepe paper and attractively 
prepared posters. One poster said, 
"Don't go fishing; come to Sunday 
School." The young people of the 
church worked enthusiastically pre- 
paring the posters. The most origi- 
nal and thought-provoking one re- 
ceived a prize for its artist. Records 
were played on a loud speaker as 
the cars and bicycles were getting 
dressed and made up. Passers-by 
knew a big event was in the mak- 
ing for such eager boys and girls. 

Led by a city police escort, the 
parade got underway a little be- 
yond mid-afternoon. The speaker's 
car carried the pastor of the 
church, Reverend James Miller, who 
announced our enlargement cam- 
paign along the way and especially 
invited the children to be present 
next day. 

Did we get much attention? 
Crowds of children rushed to get 
the balloons thrown from the auto- 
mobiles by our children. On the 
balloons had been printed "Church 
of God Sunday School." Tickets were 
distributed along the way which 
said, "Good for one treat at the 
Church of God Sunday School to- 

Did our parade do any good? Our 
Sunday School on November 1 in- 
creased 53.4 per cent over the pre- 
vious Sunday. 

The experience taught us teach- 
ers and workers that a parade is 
a blessing to our own children and 
also lets the general public learn 
of our local church activities. 

— Margie Mixon 



J'M SORRY THE camel's-hair tent is folded and 
packed on our mule. I like to live in a tent 
better than a house!" exclaimed John, his black 
eyes sparkling. 

"It's only at Passover time when we come to Jeru- 
salem that we live in a tent! It's more fun than at 
home in Nazareth," answered his sister, Leah, who 
was a head taller, and wore a bright shawl over her 
curls. The shawl was new. It made her feel grown-up. 

"But at this Passover we were sad, and not glad 
like at other times," Joel puckered his forehead in 
a frown. 

Leah sighed. Tears came to her eyes. "Jesus, our 
dear friend and neighbor, was crucified by cruel men. 
He is dead now, buried in a tomb in a garden of 
sweet-smelling flowers. That is why we are sad." 

"How can He be dead? I remember how He showed 
me where the sweetest lilies grew in the field. He 
gave me my pet dove and played with me!" 

"I remember how Jesus often carried my heavy 
water jar from the well at home. As we walked, He 
talked about the water of life, and I felt happy inside. 
How could mean men nail Him to a cross? Joseph of 
Arimathaea gave his new tomb for the body of Jesus." 

"Father says Roman soldiers guard the body," ex- 
claimed John. 

"Yes, they walk up and down. I heard the clank of 
their spears when I peeped in, and the sound of 
their heavy footsteps. The seal of the Roman emperor 
is on the rock before the door. If anyone touches 
that, it means death," whispered Leah. 

"See, a Roman soldier rides down the street! I'm 
afraid. Let's hide!" cried John. He darted across the 
narrow street. 

John's right foot slipped on a fruit skin. As he fell, 
the horse stepped upon him. Leah stood a moment, 
staring at her brother's white face, then she screamed : 
"John! John!" He did not move. 

Their mother and father came running. "John," 
exclaimed the mother. "What happened, Leah?" 

"A — a Roman soldier's horse stepped on him as he 
ran into the street!" Leah sobbed. Her shawl slipped 
from her head but she did not notice. 

Tenderly his father carried John to the roadside. 
People crowded around and tried to work with the 

By Esther Miller Payler 

tiny boy. "My son's dead," mourned the father. 

"Dead?" echoed Leah. 

The mother rocked John in her arms, as her tears 
fell. "If Jesus were alive, he would bring him back 
like He did others!" 

LEAH TRIED TO pray as Jesus had 
taught her, but the words would not come. At last 
she whispered: "Let's go to the tomb of Jesus." 

"Jesus has been dead since Friday. That was two 
days ago!" answered her father. 

"Let's take John there, before we go home," repeated 

No one said anything. Her father finished packing. 
Her mother held John. "We must get home," sighed 
the father. 

Leah begged: "Please go to the tomb first." 

Her mother looked up, saying softly: "Let us go 

Her father took John. The neighbors shook their 
heads as Leah, her father and mother, stumbled into 
the dark streets toward the garden. "What shall we 
do when we get there?" asked her father, sadly. 

"Pray," answered Leah. "Jesus always helped us." 

Leah ran ahead into the garden. She did not smell 
the flowers, see the lovely plants, or hear the chirp- 
ing of waking birds. She saw only that the tomb 
was empty and the stone rolled away. "Where is 
Jesus?" she cried, falling to her knees. 

Her father, holding John, kneeled next to her; so 
did her Mother. Suddenly there was light all around 
them. It was more than the light of dawn, it was so 
dazzling. "John," they heard the voice of Jesus calling. 

John stirred and stretched, reaching out his arms. 
"Jesus," he said and slid onto his knees. 

Now the light was gone. Just the light of dawn was 
around them and the smell of dewy flowers. John 
hugged them all at once. "We must see Jesus again." 

"John is alive again! Jesus helped us again!" ex- 
claimed Leah. 

John ran ahead singing over and over: "Jesus is 
alive! Now we are happy again!" 

Leah squeezed her little brother's hand as she re- 
placed her shawl on her curls. "Thank you, Jesus," 
she prayed. 




Earl P. Paulk, Jr. 

Source of 

the Risen 

Life is the Risen 


£-jHE HIGHEST earthly state 
" /of an individual is THE 
^y RISEN LIFE; the life that 
was dead in sins and has been 
quickened by the power of God to 
become a new life. This risen life 
requires not only separation, but 
service as well. Many have gone in- 
to the tomb with the Lord, but 
have failed to return and give a life 
of service. 

The Word truly teaches that 
God's standard calls for a life sepa- 
rated from the evils and sins of this 
present world. Some have believed 
and taught that this is the only re- 
quirement. However, this is only the 
negative side of the Christian life. 
The positive requirement is a LIFE 
OF SERVICE to God and our fellow 

A husband, waiting for his wife, 
stepped to the front door of a 
church when he noticed the people 
had begun to leave. He approached 
the' usher and asked, "Is the serv- 
ice over?" The usher replied, "The 
worship is over, but the service is 
about to begin." We go to church 
to worship God and set ourselves 
apart for service to the most high 

We often hear the words "Con- 
sider its source." Many times a 
matter or an article can be judged 
by its source. This is true of the 
RISEN LIFE. Where or to whom 
may we go in search of the source 
of this new life that may be ex- 
perienced today? We surely would 
not turn to mental powers or 
those who claim the highest degree 
of learning, because many of the 
most devout believers did not ac- 
quire great knowledge by accepting 
this new way of life. Truly, one may 
be very ignorant of weighty earthly 
affairs, and yet have the fruits of 
a risen life. 

We cannot with truth say that 
the risen life finds its source in 
riches. One may be as wealthy as 
John D. Rockefeller and still be 

far from this high 
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We are dead to si 
even better, we ai 
GOD through the 

Was there ever 
there was greater 
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themselves to the 
While the world is 
ness and there seei 
out, is a glorious 
with hope beyond 
to the world a so 
fruits of this risen 
front today, as r 
point the way for 
hopelessly lost. 

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the risen life of 
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A poor, but well 
a ■ community was 
believer in Christ. 



of prayer and faith, who loved God 
with his whole heart. One day he 
was stopped on the streets by a 
group of rough and fun-making 
boys. The boys laughed at him for 
making so much fuss over a Jew 
who for nearly two thousand years 
had been dead. One turned to the 
Christian and asked, "What makes 
you think that this man may still 
be alive?" The old gentleman re- 
plied, "I don't think He is alive; I 
talked with Him this very morn- 
ing." Yes, we may have the as- 
surance that He is our Mediator 
when we go before God in prayer. 
He ever lives to make intercession 
for His own. 

Thank God for the gift of Christ 
to be the source of our new lives. 
We come to know about it through 
the new birth. It is then that old 
things are passed away and, be- 
hold, all things are become new! 
after the pattern set by the risen 
Lord. Now that we have established 
Him as the source for this life, let 
us take the next step. 


The risen life should point to 
things above. Its influence should 
cause those in the dark places of 
sin to see the glories of God. "If ye 
then be risen with Christ, seek those 
things which are above," Colossians 
3:1. Eyes should be lifted above 
the earthly to view the heavenly. 
Ears should be tuned to the voice 
of heaven instead of to the clamor 
of this world. This is one of the 
main purposes of the risen life. 
People of the earth are so material- 
ly minded that only God knows the 
great need of lives that will en- 
courage the spiritual. If this job is 
done, it will of necessity be accom- 
plished by lives that have been 
changed by the power of God. 

There is a great difference be- 
tween being of the world and being 
in the world. By our natural births 

we are constrained to live in the 
world. It is also natural for sin- 
ners to do the things that satisfy 
the mortal man. But when one has 
the experience of the risen life, it 
becomes natural to be a servant 
of God. It is natural to think on 
things of God and to live a life to 
glorify our heavenly Father. I have 
read that underground rivers may 
actually cross underneath the earth 
and never mingle waters. This a 
Christian may do; he may live in 
the world and never be a partaker 
of worldly things, things that are 
opposed to the principles of Chris- 

A risen life is a citizen of heaven. 
We are required to live on the earth 
for a while, but keep our affections 
in heaven. A man may go to Cali- 
fornia and still be a native Geor- 
gian. The fact that he goes to 
California does not make him of 
that fair state. By birth he remains 
a Georgia Cracker. Even so, when 
we are born of God, we become 
citizens of heaven where our trea- 
sures are stored. Let our lives point 
toward that city whose Builder and 
Maker is God. 

The risen life must represent the 
risen Lord here on earth. Every 
movement of Christ caused people 
to see the Father. If your life and 
mine fail to display Christ, the 
Christian church is doomed. To a 
world that is void of love and 
kindness, we may teach the princi- 
ple of love and gentleness as taught 
by our Saviour. May those around 
us see Christ in us to the extent 
that they will glorify God. 
And from your eyes He beckons me, 
And from your heart His love 
is shed, 
Till I lose sight of you and see 
The Christ instead. 

Another purpose of the risen life 
is to bring all mankind into a 
closer fellowship. "And have put on 
the new man, which is renewed in 
knowledge after the image of him 
that created him: Where there is 

neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision 
nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, 
Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ 
is all, and in all," Colossians 3:10, 
11. Any life that creates dissension 
among races or groups cannot be 
of a risen nature. Many who claim 
to be Christians can hardly get 
along with those of their own color 
or creed, to say nothing of those 
who differ in skin or belief. God 
help us to see that the risen life is 
to heal these differences and not 
to make them grow worse with 
aggravation. When Christ becomes 
Lord of any life, regardless of its 
station in life, it becomes a part 
of the body of Christ. 

We have discussed the SOURCE 
and the PURPOSE of the risen life, 
now let us take the last step. 

Job asked a question that is im- 
portant to us all. He was concerned 
with the life after death when he 
asked, "If a man die, shall he live 
again?" There has been much 
speculation and many ideas about 
this question. Some have not been 
sure as to the reality of a tomorrow. 
I am sure, however, that this ques- 
tion was answered fully by our 
Lord when He said, "Because I live 
ye shall live also." No longer is 
there place for doubt and confu- 
sion. Clearly, we may now under- 
stand that because Jesus was vic- 
torious over death we likewise shall 
be the victors. When we confess 
the living Lord, we assure ourselves 
that we shall live and reign with 

It is a hope such as this that 
inspired the colored lady to testify 
in her little home church. There 
seems to have been many who had 
testified before her, saying much 
about death and how near death 
was to many. It was then that she 
arose and declared, "I is not looking 
for de undertaker; I is a looking 
for de uppertaker." Her faith was 
simple but real. She knew in whom 
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{-) INCE ASSUMING the re- 
^ sponsibility of superintend- 

*- s ent of this vast area in 

Central Africa, I have become well 
acquainted with my African min- 
isters. The story of their lives and 
sacrifice for Christ is most 'thrill- 
ing, and while I could write about 
many of them, I have chosen the 
most colorful story of all for this 
article. It tells the story of the life 
of my acting assistant superin- 
tendent, Rev. Lazarus Chikovi, who 
has been a great trail-blazer for 
God in this needy field. 

Lazarus Chikovi was born in the 
year 1907, in the Bikita District of 
Southern Rhodesia. His father was 
a Zulu by blood, but he belonged 
to the Murozwi Tribe, and for many 
years he was a worker in the gold 
mines at Springs in the Transvaal. 
Lazarus does not remember how 
many years his father worked in 
these mines, but he knows it was 
a very long time. His father was an 
African policeman at the mines, 
and after serving until old age 
forced his retirement, he returned 
to his home in Rhodesia. He lived 
until 1948, which, of course, was a 
long time after his son, Lazarus, 
had entered the ministry. 

Lazarus himself started to pay 
the usual poll tax in 1922. In that 
same year he started to work in 
the copper mines ?X Umvuma in 
Southern Rhodesia about one hun- 
dred miles from the place where he 
was born. At the end of 1924, he 
left Umvuma and went to Messina 
in the Northern Transvaal. He 
started work there in the copper 
mines, and served underground for 
six years, leaving in September of 

While he was working at the Mes- 
sina copper mines, he first heard 
the gospel of Christ. It was in 1926 
that he gave his heart to the Lord. 
On October 10 of that same year, he 
followed the Lord in water bap- 
tism according to the Scriptures. 
He remained true to God while 
working at the mines, but the Holy 
Spirit began to talk to his heart 
about entering the ministry. After 
leaving the mines in late 1929, the 
call of God was definitely revealed 
to him, so early in 1930 he resigned 
another job which he had and went 

to the Bethany Mission Station in 
the Northern Transvaal. 

sion Station was Pentecostal in 
faith and emphasis, and while 
there for his first three months, 
Lazarus received the baptism in the 
Holy Spirit. While he was under 
the power of the Holy Spirit, the 
word of the Lord came to him and 
said, "Follow me!" In early 1931 
Lazarus started to preach. At first 
he confined his ministry to his peo- 
ple who worked on the farms in 
the Sterkstroom area, and imme- 
diately the Lord gave him a rich 
harvest of souls. He continued in 
this preaching task on the farms 
for two years, and then returned 
to the mission for further studies. 
He remained at the mission 
through 1933 and completed his 
studies. These studies have contri- 
buted directly to the success of his 
ministry, and they are a proof that 
one of the most effective ways of 
reaching the lost millions of this 
dark continent is to train the God- 
called African himself, and to send 
him forth with the message. The 
blessing of God was on Lazarus in 
a marked way while he was at the 
school, and it was apparent that 
the Lord had a special task for him 
to perform. As he sought God for 
guidance, the Lord made His will 
clear to him — that he should re- 
turn to the land of his birth, 
Southern Rhodesia, and there start 
the work of the Lord among his 
own people. 

From here his life reads some- 
thing like a story from the Book 
of Acts, and of the works of one of 
the apostles. He crossed the Lim- 
popo River, which forms the bound- 
ary between the Union of South 
Africa and the Rhodesias, and 
started preaching in the Beit 
Bridge area. God immediately gave 
him souls, and many were filled 
with the Holy Ghost according to 
Acts 2:4. One of the outstanding 
things that happened in his minis- 
try at that time was the definite 
fulfillment of the Lord's promise of 
signs following. Many outstanding 
miracles of healing were per- 
formed, evil spirits were cast out, 
and the mighty hand of God was 
upon Lazarus. Thus the year 1934 
was the first year of his ministry 


in Southern Rhodesia. He stayed 
two years in the Beit Bridge area, 
and the effects of his ministry are 
to be seen there to this day. 

IN LATE 1935 the 
brethren with whom he was work- 
ing asked him to return to the 
Union of South Africa. This he did, 
spending the first eight months of 
1936 in visiting his first field of 
labor among the farm workers. He 
was then called to preach in the 
Messina area, and to attempt to 
build up a congregation. He ac- 
cepted the challenge, not knowing 
the hardships that awaited him. 
His superiors paid him $2.80 per 
month, out of which 28 cents were 
first deducted for tithes. He was 
newly married, the first baby was 
expected, and he and his young 
wife had only a few ragged clothes 
to wear and very little food to eat. 
In agony of soul, he sought the 
face of God, but his hardship and 
poverty continued without im- 
provement for a long time. He 
would not have minded it so much 
had he been unmarried, but the 
hardship which his wife was mak- 
ing with him was a sorrow to his 

During this time he faced his 
greatest temptation to leave the 
ministry. The devil tempted him to 
go back into secular work. He 
thought how easy it would be to 
return to work in the copper mines 
nearby. However, God heard his 
prayer. An African worker who had 
built up a work in the town of 
Messina itself was obliged to return 
to his home. The superintendent 
and the African brethren decided 
that Lazarus should take over this 
work that had been started by the 
departing brother. Lazarus and his 
wife accepted the new position 
gladly, hoping that it would mean 
a better living for them and more 
opportunities to preach the gospel. 
Their hopes, however, were not 

met with better support, and even 
the $2.80 that he had been getting 
each month was taken away. He 
was told that he must be supported 
by his new congregation. They 
were few in number and were un- 
taught in supporting their pastor, 
but Lazarus courageously accepted 
the task. 

He was heartened by the fact 
that the congregation did give him 
a very fine welcome, so he held 
hope that they would eventually 
take care of him and his family. 
The sorest struggle of his life be- 
gan. Some weeks he received only 
70 cents to live on. It is hard for 
our brethren in America to realize 
the dire and abject poverty that 
Lazarus and his young family 
went through during these dark 
days. There were times when in 
deep pleading they asked God for 
even a few crumbs of bread, and 
for a few old clothes to cover their 
bodies. Anything was acceptable in 
those days of bitter starvation and 
nakedness. However, this time of 
extreme testing brought out the 
gold and silver in his character, re- 
fined him, and burned away the 

This difficult time was during 
the last months of 1936 and early 
1937. In the early part of 1937 Laz- 
arus went to prayer in great agony 
of soul. He did not believe that it 
was God's will for him to suffer 
such hardship as a servant of God, 
when he did have a large enough 
congregation to make things much 
better than they were. God an- 
swered his prayers in a very re- 
markable way. A mighty outpour- 
ing of the Holy Spirit fell on the 
church, and a revival sprung up 
which brought in many souls. One 
of the most outstanding experi- 
ences of Lazarus and his congre- 
gation at that time was the out- 
pouring of the Pentecostal bless- 

ing. Twice they had experiences 
that were almost parallels to the 
one recorded in the second chapter 
of Acts. Between nine and ten 
o'clock in the morning, the power 
of God filled the church and many 
were baptized in the Holy Spirit. 
The church was filled to capacity, 
and many were standing outside. 
Dozens were baptized in the Holy 
Spirit before the revival subsided, 
and numbers were called into the 
ministry. Many of our best preach- 
ers in the Central African mission 
field today were saved, baptized 
in the Holy Spirit, and called to 
the ministry in those meetings. 

Along with this great revival, 
Lazarus' financial support began 
to improve. God spoke to His peo- 
ple, and though many of them 
were earning less that $5.00 per 
month, they gave of their small 
means to help him and his family. 
By 1940 the support had risen to 
about $12.00 per month, and with 
the items of food that were also 
brought in, Lazarus and his family 
were seeing better times. The con- 
gregation was growing, and for the 
first time in his life, Lazarus was 
presented with a new suit. His 
family was also presented with 
new and better clothes. The family 
was now more presentable, and 
Lazarus gained a good position in 
the eyes of his people in the whole 
area. The work continued to grow, 
and had Lazarus been like some, 
he would have been contented to 
remain there for a long time. How- 
ever, his knowledge of the will of 
God told him that prosperity and 
ease are not to be taken as a sign 
that one is established in a place 
of God's perpetual good will. In 
spite of his good temporal circum- 
stances, he kept earnestly seeking 
God's face in order to be sure that 
he was in God's will. 

(Conclusion of first installment) 

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With spring comes hope of life 

From dark encircled graves; 
The dormant flowers break the 

When spring her magic waves. 

The dry cocoon from dismal gloom 
Bursts open to the light; 
A lovely butterfly comes forth 
On wing to heavenly height. 

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Breaks from its tomb of shell, 
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beside . 

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And a steady stream of worship- 

Filled the church, each pew and 

Fragrant perfumes and costly gar- 

I detected all around; 

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Seemed to everywhere abound. 

When I got my eyes above such 

And just turned my glance ahead, 
I saw the pure white lilies rising 
In banks as high as my head. 

Such rich and lovely snowy beauty 
Lifting regal heads that day 
Before the pulpit, while the organ 
So softly began to play. 

Then quietly entered each choir 

And the black-robed clergyman 
Took his place there behind the 

And the service smoothly ran. 

•'I am the Life and Resurrection." 
An unusual quiet today, 
And a hush of infinite sadness 
Over the congregation lay. 

Why so subdued and sad on Easter? 
Why should people weep that day? 
Because their friend and beloved 

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The reproductions on this 

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she began, then, seeing their dis- 
appointment, she said, "I'll pay you 
$200 for it, Sam." 

Sam pumped her hand, "God 
bless you, Holly. Now let's find the 

"I thought you wanted the money 
for yourself and Nan," Holly said 
impatiently. "After all, you did buy 
a lot of stuff and this was included. 
In a business like this, profits must 
be small enough." 

"Suppose the artist feels rejected 
like this painting?" Sam questioned. 
"We could lift him up. Let's find 
him now." Sam picked up the 
telephone and started dialing. 
Wisps of his conversation came to 
Nancy even as she talked to Holly. 
"It was among that stuff I gath- 
ered at Birnbaum's last week, Wal- 
ly. Who was the artist? John Cam- 
eron? Where's he at? Well, look 
it up— this is important." A pause, 
then Sam was writing something 
on a slip of paper. He replaced 
the telephone in its cradle and 
faced his wife and Holly. "The 
artist was John Cameron, a janitor 
in the bankrupt store. He's at the 
Bildersee Rest Home. Let's go. I'll 
carry your painting, Holly." 

Holly looked coolly annoyed; yet, 
she followed her two friends back 
to the car. 

Again they rode through the city 
to an old-fashioned clapboard house 
on a quiet, residential street. They 
entered and Sam talked at length 
to the stout, rather frowsy-haired 
woman in charge of the home. He 
turned to Holly and Nancy "Mr 
Cameron's pretty sick, but Mrs 
Emmons says it's all right for us 
to go up. Mr. Cameron hasn't any 
family and few friends." 

They ascended a worn, carpeted 
stairWay with an old-fashioned 
balustrade, through a dark corridor 
that smelled strongly of disinfec- 
tant to a room where three old 
men lay in their cots. Mrs. Emmons 
nodded to a wizened, little man, 
his eyes closed, his face a saffron 
palor. "That's Mr. Cameron," she 
said and raised her voice. "Mr. 
Cameron, you got company — " 

The old man opened his eyes 
and a faint smile crossed his face 
as he saw his visitors. "Hello," he 

Sam moved toward the bed. "Mr 
Cameron, I'm Sam Paxton and this 
is my wife and Miss Rowland, the 
artist. Miss Rowland has just 
bought your Ascension for $200 " 

"That's right," said Holly. 
"Cash—" She began counting the 
bills from her purse. 

John Cameron fondled the money 
she lay on the faded counterpane. 
"I wonder," he began dazedly. 

"You wonder what?" Nancy 

asked. "Is there something you need 

"A party," the old man said, 
beaming up at her. "A party for 
all my buddies here. Ice cream, 
cake, chocolate milk, candy. Folks 
here, you know, never have any 
parties." He extended a twenty to 

She took the money smiling. "A 
party it will be. Is that all right, 
Mrs. Emmons?" 

"I guess so," the owner of the 
nursing-home admitted grudgingly. 
"You might bring along wooden 
spoons and paper cups and plates. 
Dinner's over. No help in the kitch- 
en now, and I don't want a stack 
of dirty dishes for them tomorrow. 
Help objects to extras." 

Nancy and Sam 

raced out to return with their arms 
full of bundles. The ice cream was 
spooned out, the cake cut, the can- 
dy placed in dishes, the milk in 
cups. Men entered the room in their 
wheelchairs, others hobbled in on 
crutches, their old faces expectant 
like children at Christmas-time. 
They didn't know what it was all 
about except that their friend was 
happy and so they were happy too. 
John Cameron ate nothing but his 
bright blue eyes looked out from his 
wizened face watching the others 

"All my life I've wanted to give," 
he confided to Holly and Nancy. 
"Couldn't somehow. My wife and 
children died in a fire — I was away 
at work at the time. Shock — grief — 
I never came back somehow. I did 
get odd jobs — these last years, 
janitor work at Birnbaum's Depart- 
ment Store. The boys used to give 
me paint and pieces of wallboard 
and I'd paint away in my spare 
time. Last piece I did was Ascension 
that you bought, Ma'am." He turned 
appealingly to Holly. "A window 
trimmer needed that size piece of 
wallboard and took it back. That 
accounts for all the holes you see 
in it." 

"The holes don't matter," said 

"Do you know what the painting 
says, ma'am? It says that disap- 
pointment, hardship and even death 
don't matter if the soul is reaching 
up toward Him. That's why I called 
it Ascension." He closed his eyes. 
Suddenly, Mr. Cameron was very 

Holly, Nancy and Sam left and 
rode through the snowy night. 
"Have dinner with us," Nancy said 
impulsively. "Stay the night." 

"I'm glad you asked me," Holly 
said, "I couldn't go back to a 
lonely hotel room now — that poor 
old man — it was so awful." 

Sam halted the car on the drive 
beside their little home on Graham 
road. A hot meal and then their 
usual family worship services. Holly 
sat quietly through these. It was 

hard to tell whether the beautiful 
truths had reached her or not — 
Holly seemed a long ways off. They 
retired late. 

The next morning the shrill sum- 
mons of the telephone awakened 
Nancy. She heard Sam talking over 
the wire and rose quickly, flinging 
on her clothes. In the living-room 
she found Holly already dressed, 
looking at the painting. "It is 
beautiful," said Holly, glancing up 
at her. 

"You knew that yesterday," said 
Nancy. "You bought it." 

Holly shook her sleek head. "I 
bought it to help you and Sam. 
I thought that was what you want- 
ed. But you didn't need my help. No 
one does. 

Sam interrupted 
quietly, coming toward them. "That 
was Mrs. Emmons on the telephone. 
John Cameron died at two o'clock 
this morning." 

"Oh, no," said Nancy and quick 
tears sprang to her eyes. 

Holly bowed her head, putting 
her hands before her face. "Even 
John Cameron didn't need me. 
What I gave came too late." 

Nancy reminded herself again 
that she shouldn't have spoken to 
Holly yesterday. She hadn't taken 
away any of Holly's loneliness — she 
hadn't changed her. 

Sam was speaking gently. "What 
are you talking about, Holly? You 
gave John Cameron the happiest 
night of his life. He was able to 
give something to his friends. Do 
you want further proof? Here it is: 
John asked that $180 be returned to 
you. He had enough put aside for 
his burial and he thought you 
might someday help another old- 
ster like himself. Because you made 
him happy, John knew you could 
do it for someone else." 

Holly raised her head. "Yesterday 
I was the loneliest woman in the 
world. I was about to do something 
I would have been sorry for all 
my life when Nan spoke to me. 
She took me on a trip I didn't 
want to take, to a man I didn't 
want to see." 

Nancy said softly, "The stone 
which the builders rejected, the 
same is become the head of the 
corner — For His sake maybe there's 
something all of us can do for 
the rejected and help ourselves in 
doing it." 

"I know that now, Nan," said 
Holly. "To keep on loving is the 
secret, for we never realize when 
we reach the heart of another. 
John Cameron did say, almost for 
my benefit, that nothing mattered 
if the soul was reaching up toward 
God. At any rate, I'll have his 
painting to remind me." Holly 
stopped talking and her eyes looked 
as if candles had been lit behind 
them. Her face held the shining 
light of ascension. 



(Continued from page 3) 

at the Sea of Tiberias, and he did 
so in this way. Simon Peter, Thom- 
as called the Twin, Nathaniel, of 
Cana of Galilee, the sons of Zebe- 
dee, and two other disciples of Je- 
sus were all together. Simon Peter 
said to them, 

"I am going fishing." 

They said to him, 

"We will go with you." 

They went out and got into the 
boat, and that night they caught 
nothing. But just as day was break- 
ing, Jesus stood on the beach, 
though the disciples did not know 
that it was he. So Jesus said to 

"Chidren, have you any fish?" 

They answered, 


"Throw your net in on the right 
of the boat," he said to them, "and 
you will find them." 

They did so, and they could not 
haul it in for the quantity of fish 
in it. Then the disciple who was 
dear to Jesus said to Peter, 

"It is the Master!" . . . 

None of the disciples dared to 
ask him who he was, for they knew 
it was the Master. Jesus went and 
got the bread and gave it to them, 
and the fish also. This was the 
third time that Jesus showed him- 
self to his disciples, after he had 
risen from the dead . . . 

It is this disciple who testifies 
to these things and who wrote 
them down, and we know that his 
testimony is true. 

There are many other things that 
Jesus did, so many in fact that if 
they were all written out, I do not 
suppose that the world itself would 
hold the books that would be writ- 

Chapter 20 
Chapter 21:1-7, 12-14 
Chapter 21:24, 25 
Smith-Goodspeed Trans- 


(Continued from page 15) 

she had believed and was per- 
suaded that He was able to keep 
even beyond the grave. 

Indeed, we have the hope of ever- 
lasting life. How will we be in the 
resurrected body? The Word says, 
"But we know that, when he shall 
1 John 3:2. Thank God for this 
wonderful hope. On the resurrection 
morning, when the dead in Christ 
shall rise, we shall be like Him — 
no more affliction and sorrow, no 

more heartaches and longings, but 
we shall know fully, even as we are 
known by God now. This alone is 
sufficient hope for the Christian. 
Our belief in this should cause us 
to be constantly telling others of 
the wonderful things we may have 
through faith in Christ. Let us pro- 
claim this news to a lost and 
dying world that is without God 
and the hope of this resurrection. 

Let us rejoice in the words of 
our risen Lord, "Let not your heart 
be troubled: ye believe in God, be- 
lieve also in me. In my Father's 
house are many mansions: if it 
were not so, I would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you. 
And if I go and prepare a place 
for you, I will come again, and 
receive you unto myself; that where 
I am, there ye may be also," John 
14:1-3. This is the hope of those 
who are willing to live the resur- 
rected life. 

In this period of high taxation 
and corruption in high places, these 
mansions may seem a far way off. 
When bombs are falling and men 
and boys are losing their lives, it 
is music in our ears to think of a 
time when there will be no more 
wars. But these are times for which 
we actually long. May our hearts 
not faint, but let us be up and 
about the Father's business. It is 
no time to hide ourselves from the 
dangers of the world. Rather, it is a 
time to lead the world to the cross 
of Jesus and let them see the Suf- 
ferer who sets us free from suffer- 
ing. Let them see the death that 
sets us free from the curse of 

If you would live with Christ 
throughout eternity, you must be- 
gin to live the risen life now. In 
this present world, this risen life 
will suffer shame and persecution, 
but if we are faithful and endure 
until the end, this risen life shall 
continue throughout eternity with 
our risen bodies. Then we can shout 
without fear, "O death, where is 
thy sting? O grave, where is thy 
victory?" During this Easter sea- 
son, God help us not to be so con- 
cerned with dressing the earthly 
man that we forget to clothe our- 
selves in righteousness and true 
holiness so we may exemplify the 


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balance to cover cost. 

is used in the homes of your mem- 
bers and their neighbors the year 

SEND NO MONEY! Order 100 jars 
today, you have 6 weeks in which to 
sell and send $50.00 payment. Ex- 
tras sent free to cover shipping. Be 
sure to give your name, complete 
address and title, name and ad- 
dress of 2d officer, name of school 
and group, church, etc., quantity of 
each desired, and nearest freight 
office (no parcel post). 

Order today from 

Dept. JL-24 

900 North 19th St. 
Birmingham 3, Alabama 

Serving organizations for 

more than a quarter of a 


O.W. POLEN, Director 






i The first of a new series of articles on the Sunday School) 



OF T\ 


The need for Christian counsel- 
ing is great because at one time or 
another in their lives all young- 
people face problems with which 
they need help. They face these 
problems because of the complex 
situation in which they find them- 
selves, and not being able to meet 
the need, they must turn to some- 
one of experience. A great number 
of delinquents today are really re- 
sults of unsolved problems. Wheth- 
er these are primarily spiritual or 
social, they are nevertheless worthy 
of attention. 

The young person cannot always 
go to his parents for help. Some 
young people are not fortunate 
enough to have Christian parents 
who will understand and be able 
to guide them properly in spiritual 
matters. Many others have parents 
who may have forgotten some of 
the problems of youth. 

Again, many young people hesi- 
tate to take certain personal prob- 
lems to their parents. Often a 
young person finds himself in a 
dilemna which he would rather not 
reveal to those who are closest to 
him.»This is where the Christian 
teacher enters the picture. A teach- 
er who has gained the confidence 
of the student will be a ready 
source of help for the young per- 
son. Often, young people will turn 
to a Christian leader for aid and 
counsel more readily than to par- 
ents or relatives. 


There are many ways to recog- 
nize the need for counseling. Often 

a student may himself express the 
need. He may not know just what 
to call it or how to approach it; it 
may not be more than "I would 
like to talk some things over with 
you sometime" or some such ex- 
pression. The alert teacher will try 
to make himself available within a 
reasonable time. 

Poor class attendance should be 
recognized, and should be dealt 
with before it becomes acute. Many 
times failure to attend class may 
mean that the student has an un- 
derlying problem for which he has 
found no solution. After some time 
if this problem is not solved, the 
student feels that the class attend- 
ance would not benefit him. This, 
then, is a signal for the teacher to 
seek a conference with a view to 
finding a solution. 

One of the early signs which a 
teacher should recognize is un- 
natural attitudes within the class 
itself. If the individual who attends 
the class continues to show certain 
signs of hostility or inattention, it 
is very probable that this student 
may have a basic spiritual prob- 
lem. Now the teacher may not be 
able on the spot to determine what 
the problem is, but he should be- 
gin immediately to take advantage 
of every opportunity to talk with 
this young person and thus gain 
his confidence. 

A student who comes to the class, 
and who seems not to be able to 
grasp spiritual truths as taught, 
may be in need of personal as- 
sistance. This lack can be detected 
by the expression on the student's 

Reverend L. O. Vaught 
Northwest Bible College 
Minot, North Dakota, and a 
former State Sunday School 
and Youth Director 

face, sometimes by the questions 
asked, or, often, the lack of ques- 
tions. Very possibly he may pro- 
fess to be a Christian but lack a 
real conversion experience; here 
the alert teacher must be on the 
lookout for means of private coun- 
seling. Having made a profession 
of Christ, perhaps in some formal 
situation, he is reluctant to go for- 
ward; also, he may not actually 
realize the need which exists in 
his own heart. The wise teacher 
will win for himself a crown and 
save a soul for eternity. 

Immediate attention should al- 
ways be given to a member of a 
class whom the teacher knows to 
be unsaved and who begins to show 
a special interest. This may well be 
a sign that the Holy Spirit is be- 
ginning to apply to his heart the 
truths which are taught in the 
classroom and it certainly may in- 
dicate a readiness and a willing- 
ness to be saved. Here the Holy 
Spirit is able to teach the teacher 
so that he may recognize the op- 
eration of the Spirit within the 
heart of this particular student. 

Sometimes questions which are 
asked by the students reveal this 
interest. Many times the mere 
change of countenance may indi- 
cate an awakened and renewed in- 
terest in spiritual matters. When 


the awakening takes place, this 
person doubtlessly needs to be led 
directly to Christ; there may be no 
other problem involved. It may re- 
quire merely finding a place of 
privacy, talking with him about 
spiritual things, and pointing him 
to Jesus Christ who is able to re- 
move the burden of guilt from his 
heart. The teacher who has taught 
effectively the way of salvation 
may find that to kneel and pray 
is all that remains to be done. 
However, a teacher who is not alert 
may see such a student lost for 
eternity because of a lack of readi- 
ness to recognize a soul ready for 
the harvest. 


Probably the foremost qualifica- 
tion of a teacher who is also a 
good counselor would be a sincere 
desire to help others. No matter 
how trained an individual may be 
and no matter how much he knows 
about the real problems of the so- 
cial world in which we live, and 
no matter how much he may know 
about the Bible, yet there must be 
that sincere desire to help an in- 
dividual in need. 

A second qualification is that the 
teacher himself must be well ad- 
justed. Too many times a counsel- 
ing session of this kind may turn 
into a mere relating of problems 
between student and teacher and 
finally between teacher and stu- 
dent. The person who comes for 
help needs the solution for his own 
problem and he, of course, is too 
burdened to be much concerned 
with problems which may be re- 
vealed in the life of the teacher. 

Also, a teacher who is a good 
counselor must be a good listener. 
There may be a time for advice, 
and there probably will be. This is 
usually not true in the opening 
areas of a counseling session. This 
must be done after the entire 
problem has been presented. He 
must be able to enter sympathetic- 
ally into the relationship as the 
student is attempting to set forth 
his problem, but the teacher must 
not cut short the interview by 
hasty and dogmatic instruction. 

It may be that the student will 
reveal certain actions which are 

contrary to the principles of moral- 
ity of which the teacher is well 
aware; however, the teacher should 
refrain from expressing undue 
shock, mortification, or disappoint- 
ment. If the student detects that 
the counselor is greatly disturbed 
at what happened, he may with- 
draw from further communication. 
After all the facts are in and tab- 
ulated, the teacher will be able to 
point out to the student where he 
has failed and proceed to help him 

No teacher can be a good coun- 
selor until he has gained the con- 
fidence of the student with whom 
he will be counseling. This is a 
basic requisite inasmuch as coun- 
seling demands the unfolding of 
problems and the unburdening of 
the soul in free and open discus- 
sion. This can be done only in the 
presence of a person in whom the 
student has the utmost confidence. 
This will be done only if the stu- 
dent feels that the teacher is in- 
terested in him, that the teacher 
will be able to help him, and that 
the teacher will keep his problem 
in all privacy. These confidences 
must be in the heart and mind of 
the student in order to communi- 
cate effectively and freely. 


The teacher must recognize that 
calling a student into a private 
session may not solve the problem 
immediately. In fact, the first ses- 
sion may not even reveal the true 
difficulty. The teacher must not be 
discouraged if Johnny does not 
break down and say, "Well, teach- 
er, here is just what my problem 
is — ." This may not happen. In 
fact, it probably will not happen at 
the first meeting. Therefore, a 
teacher must always leave ample 
opportunity for a return session if 
the student should so desire. 

Sometimes a counseling session 
may not be more than just an in- 
formal visit by the student to the 
teacher, or the teacher to the stu- 
dent as the case may be. The best 
counseling sessions are not always 
formally arranged. Often these are 
meetings of a rather informal na- 
ture in which both the student 
and teacher feel very much at ease 
and in which there can be an ex- 

change of thoughts without the 
student's being overly conscious 
that he is being counseled. Event- 
ually the student will become aware 
that he is relying on his teacher 
for aid and guidance, but this need 
not necessarily be true in the first 
session or two. Everyone enjoys a 
good visit with someone else and 
the teacher should not hesitate to 
plan a visit with the purpose of 
opening the opportunity for such 
a discussion. 

A counseling session should be a 
private one. In such a situation 
where a boy's parents or friends 
are present or even friends of the 
counselor, they might be a real 
hindrance. Even though the first 
session might have to be more 
semi-private, yet as soon as possible 
the teacher should find a place of 
privacy where he may talk with 
the student who needs help. 

Sometimes the student may bring 
problems of a technical nature; 
they may not be primarily moral 
or social dilemnas. There may be 
such questions as, "What should I 
do about my future education, or 
about my life's work?" These prob- 
lems are extremely important to 
the student. They may not in them- 
selves involve moral issues, but the 
teacher must be very careful not 
to regard those things lightly and 
just say to the student, "Now you 
pray about it and I am sure the 
Lord will lead you." Many times 
the Lord could lead a student much 
more effectively if the student saw 
clearly certain possibilities. In some 
cases the teacher might not be 
qualified to answer the question, 
for instance, that of the life's work. 
Most teachers are not able to say 
to a student, "Now I think you 
ought to follow this occupation." 
That would be an unreasonable 
thing. It is better to begin by mak- 
ing certain suggestions as to how 
the student himself may determine 
his calling in life. This places the 
final decision in the hands of the 
student, where it rightly belongs. 

The teacher who carries out 
these great responsibilities in the 
fear of God has much to commend 
him, for Jesus said, ". . . whosoever 
shall do and teach, the same shall 
be called great in the kingdom of 


Sunday School and 


BY 0. W. POLEN, National Sunday School and Youth Director 

The South Carolina State Office has ad- 
vised that they should have listed Green- 
ville (Woodslde Avenue), South Carolina 
Church of God as having an average at- 
tendance in Sunday School of 215 for the 
month of November. 


Average Weekly Attendance 
January, 1960 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 774 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio .... 509 


Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... 436 

North Cleveland, Tennessee 436 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 424 

Detroit Tabernacle. Michigan 402 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 401 


Erwin. North Carolina 378 

Jacksonville. Florida 374 

North Chattanooga. Tennessee 372 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 363 

Wilmington, North Carolina 363 

Whitwell, Tennessee 331 

Daisy, Tennessee 328 

South Gastonia. North Carolina 316 

Anderson (McDuffle Street), 

South Carolina 316 

Lakeland. Florida 308 

Biltmore, North Carolina 303 

Griffin, Georgia 301 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan 301 


Rome (North), Georgia 292 

South Lebanon, Ohio 292 

Alabama City. Alabama 291 

Rock Hill. South Carolina 288 

East Chattanooga. Tennessee 288 

Savannah (Anderson Street). 

Georgia 284 

Orlando. Florida 282 

Tampa. Florida 281 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia 281 

Sumiton, Alabama 280 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 279 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 266 

Pontiac. Michigan .... 266 

Lenoir. North Carolina 266 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive), Ohio 265 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio .... 264 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 262 

Mllford, Delaware 262 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky 260 

Lumberton, North Carolina ... 253 

Buford, Georgia 252 

West Flint, Michigan 252 

Fairborn, Ohio 251 

South Cleveland, Tennessee 246 

Knoxville (Eighth Avenue). 

Tennessee 246 

Somerset, Kentucky 243 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 241 

South Rocky Mount, North Carolina .... 239 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 235 

Charlotte, North Carolina .... 234 

Salisbury, Maryland .... .... 233 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri 226 

Dillon, South Carolina .... 225 

Brooklyn, Maryland 225 

Meridian Street, Tennessee 224 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 222 

Perry, Florida .... .... 221 

Dallas, North Carolina .... 215 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 215 

Van Dyke, Michigan 214 

West Lakeland, Florida 213 

Langley, South Carolina .... 212 

Birmingham (North), Alabama 209 

Columbia, South Carolina 207 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 206 

Newport News, Virginia .... 206 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), 

Alabama 206 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 205 

West Indianapolis, Indiana .... .... 204 

Wyandotte, Michigan 202 

Easton, Maryland 202 

Birmingham (South Park), 

Alabama 202 

Rossville, Georgia 201 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), 

South Carolina 200 


Plant City, Florida .... 198 

East Ridge, Tennessee 196 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 196 

Pomona, California 195 

Anniston, Alabama 195 

Jesup, Georgia 192 

Akron (Market), Ohio ... .... 191 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 190 

Miami, Florida 189 

Rifle Range, Florida 189 

Washington, D. C 189 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 188 

McColl, South Carolina 188 

Wilson, North Carolina 184 

Austin, Indiana 181 

Lancaster, South Carolina 181 

Radford. Virginia 180 

Sanford, North Carolina 179 

Clearwater, Florida 177 

Fourth Avenue, Tennessee 177 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 177 

Paris, Texas 176 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina 175 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 175 

Belton, South Carolina 174 

Eloise, Florida 172 

Marion, South Carolina 172 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 172 

Lebanon. Pennsylvania 172 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri .... 171 

Greer, South Carolina 171 

East Orlando, Florida 170 

East Belmont, North Carolina 170 

Georgetown, South Carolina 170 

Greenwood, South Carolina 170 

Dayton, Tennessee 170 

Dallas, Texas 169 

Home for Children, Tennessee 168 

Fitzgerald. Georgia 167 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 166 

Gastpnia (Ranlo), North Carolina .... 166 
Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 166 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 166 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 166 

Sanford, Florida .... 165 

Cleveland (45th), Ohio 165 

Princeton, West Virginia 165 

Logan, West Virginia 165 

Seneca, South Carolina 164 

Ft. Myers, Florida .... .... 163 

St. Louis (Northside), Missouri 163 

Bartow, Florida .... .... .... 161 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 161 

Willard, Ohio .... 160 

Norfolk, Virginia - 160 

Somerset. Pennsylvania 160 

Mableton, Georgia 157 

Louisville (Faith Temple), 

Kentucky .... ... .... 157 

Cocoa, Florida .... .... .... 156 

Huntington, West; Virginia 156 

Loxley, Alabama .1. 156 

Dalton, Georgia ...\ 155 

Montgomery, Alabama ... . 155 

Lake Wales, Florida 154 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 154 

Eldorado, Illinois ...L 154 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 154 

Lawrencevllle, Georgia 153 

Lindale, Georgia .... 153 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 153 

Krafton, Alabama 153 

La France, South Carolina 152 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 152 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 151 

Sylacauga, Alabama 151 

West Hollywood, Florida 150 

Winter Garden, Florida 150 

Lancaster, Ohio 150 

Thomaston, Georgia 149 

La Follette, Tennessee 148 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 147 

Pelzer, South Carolina 148 

Greenville, North Carolina 146 

Erwin, Tennessee 145 

Garden City, Florida 143 

Lake City, Florida '. 143 

Benton, Illinois 143 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 143 

Honea Path, South Carolina 143 

Walhalla, South Carolina 143 

Dyersburg. Tennessee 142 

Iowa Park, Texas 142 

Hester Town, North Carolina 141 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 141 

Springfield, Ohio 141 

York, South Carolina .... 141 

Soddy, Tennessee 141 

White Sulphur Springs, 

West Virginia 141 

Florence, South Carolina 140 

West Danville, Virginia 140 

Talledega, Alabama 140 

Grays Knob, Kentucky 139 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio .... 139 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 139 

West Miami, Florida .... 138 

Valdese, North Carolina 138 

Rock Hill (North), South Carolina 138 

Graham, Texas 138 

Lemmon, South Dakota 138 

Manatee, Florida 137 


Naples, Florida ... . .._ . 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio — . 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky .... . 

Asheboro, North Carolina .... 

Clinton (Lydia Mills), South 

Carolina .... ... . .... . 

Bristol, Tennessee — . . 

Sevierville, Tennessee — . 

Elkins, West Virginia — . 

Lake Placid, Florida .... .... . 

North Miami, Florida _. . 

Pensacola, Florida ... . . 

Alma, Georgia .... _ — ... . — . . 

Ferndale, Michigan . 

West Asheville, North Carolina 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... .... .... . 

Minot, North Dakota .... . 

Fresno H/M, California .... .... .... . 

Oakley, California ... . .... . 

North St. Petersburg, Florida ... . . 

Parrott, Virginia .... _. .... . 

San Pablo, California .... .... . 

Okeechobee, Florida ... . . 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky 

Winchester, Kentucky .;.. .... _ 

Saddletree, North Carolina .... .... . 

Solway, Tennessee .... 

Houston No. 2, Texas — . 

Baltimore (West), Maryland .... ... . . 

Monroe, Georgia ... . . 

Jackson, Tennessee .... .... .... .... ... . . 

Roanoke, Virginia .... .... __ . 

Gainesville, Florida .... .... .... . 

Calhoun, Georgia _ .... . 

Willow Run, Michigan . .... .... . 

Cramerton, North Carolina .... .... . 

Mooresville, North Carolina .... ... . . 

Rockingham, North Carolina .... .... 

Shelby, North Carolina .... 

Hamilton (Allstatter), Ohio . 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio _.. . 

Laurens, South Carolina .... . 

West Knoxville, Tennessee .... .... 

Dre:sen, Kentucky 

Park Avenue, Tennessee .... 

Adamsville, Alabama .... ... . 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 

MacClenny, Florida .... 

Marietta, Georgia _ 

Port Huron, Michigan 

Gaffnry, South Carolina 

Woodruff, South Carolina 

Mississippi Blvd., Tennessee .... .... 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois 

Franklin, Ohio 

Mullins, South Carolina 

Athens, Tennessee ... 

Hagerstown, Maryland . .. 

New Summitt, Arkansas .... 

McKinleyville, California 

Demorest, Georgia — . ... . _ 

Carmi, Illinois .... . . 

North Belmont, North Carolina .... 

Rosamond Avenue, Tennessee 

Clarksburg, West Virginia 

Benton Harbor, Michigan .... .... 

Muskegon, Michigan ... 

Battle Creek, Michigan .... 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi 
West Durham, North Carolina .... 
Williamsport, Maryland .... 



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Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 .... — . 53 

Branch Sunday Schools reported 

as of January 30, 1960 .... .. .... .- 890 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 .— — . 64 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 (Branch 

and New) .... .... .... 117 


Total Monthly Attendance for January 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 

Lumberton (East), North Carolina 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 

Mitchell, Indiana .... .... .... .... .... 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio .... 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... .... 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia .... .... 

Talledega, Alabama .... 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 


South Carolina 
West Virginia ... 
Ohio .... .... .... 

North Carolina 



Arkansas .... .... 

Illinois . 













Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 

January, 1960 

200 and Over 

Lakeland, Florida .... _ 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio ._. 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 
Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina ... _ 

Jacksonville, Florida ... . .... 


Wilmington, North Carolina .... .... 

Home for Children, Tennessee .... 

Muskegon, Michigan .... .... 

Pomona, California .... __ _.. 

Van Dyke, Michigan _. .... 

Myersdale, Pennsylvania .... ... . .... 

Erwin, North Carolina 


Dayton (E. Fourth), Ohio .... 

Hester Town, North Carolina 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive). Ohio .... 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... 

Conway, South Carolina .... .... .... 

LaGrange (East), Georgia .... 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky .... ._.. 

Goldsboro, North Carolina .... .... 

Houston No. 2, Texas — . 

North Chattanooga, Tennessee _.. 

Fairborn, Ohio 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania .... .... .... 

Washington, D. C .... 

Garden City, Florida .... 

Huntington, West Virginia .... .... 

Brooklyn, Maryland ._ .... .... 

Rifle Range, Florida .... .... 

Tampa, Florida ... . .... 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina _.. 
Lumberton, North Carolina .... .... .... 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 

Tiftotn, Georgia ... . .... .... 

Lenoir City, Tennessee .... ... . 

Rossville, Georgia ... . .... 

Daisy, Tennessee 

Rome (North), Georgia .... .... 

Graham, Texas _ 

Pulaski, Virginia .. .... ... . 

Plant City, Florida .... 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Pineview, Georgia .... .... .... 

Dressen, Kentucky .. 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina 

Dillon, South Carolina .. .... .... .... 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

Savannah (Anderson Street), 

Georgia — 

Austin, Indiana .... 

Evarts, Kentucky 

Parkersburg, West Virginia .... .... 

Marfrance, West Virginia .... 


Wyandotte, Michigan .... 

Bethany, Ohio .... .... .... 

Perry, Florida .... .... 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina .. 

North Cleveland, Tennessee .... ... . 

Dallas (Elam Rd.), Texas .... .... .... 

Parrott, Virginia .... 

Baldwin Park, California .... .... .... 

Clarksburg, Maryland 

Canton (9th), Ohio 

Park Avenue, Tennessee .... 

Marion, South Carolina .... 

Wilcae, West Virginia 

Dallas, North Carolina 

Combs, Kentucky .... ._ .... 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio .... 

Dayton, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 

Somerset, Pennsylvania .... .... 

Paris, Texas _ .... 

Radford, Virginia 










Garden City, Alabama 91 

Zion Ridge, Alabama 91 

Fresno H/M, California — — — 91 

West Indianapolis, Indiana .... 91 

Ravenna, Kentucky — — .... 91 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 91 

Eighth Avenue, Tennessee .... .... .... .... 91 

Sevierville, Tennessee — . 91 

Fairfield, California — 90 

Mitchell, Indiana .... 89 

Battle Creek, Michigan .... .... — ._. — . 89 

Hope Road, Georgia .... — __ 88 

Mullins, South Carolina — — __ — — . 88 

Whitwell, Tennessee .. — . — . — . .... — . 88 

Trumbull Avenue, Michigan .... 87 

Hamilton (Allstatter), Ohio 87 

North Birmingham, Alabama .... — — . 86 

Benton, Illinois — . — __ — . — - 86 

Lubbock, Texas .... .... — - — — 86 

Bartow, Florida — ._. — - — . 85 

North St. Petersburg, Florida .... 85 

East Belmont, North Carolina .... 85 

McMinnville, Tennessee — — . 85 

Justice, West Virginia — — — — — . 85 

Kenosha, Wisconsin . ... . .... .._ ._. _~ 85 

West Hollywood, Florida 84 

Lawrenceville, Illinois ... . ._. — . 84 

Patterson Creek, Kentucky .... — . 84 

Cleveland (55th), Ohio 84 

North, South Carolina — 84 

Haston Chapel, Tennessee 84 

South Richmond, Virginia .... — ... . — 84 

Black Water, Arkansas __ — — .... — 83 

Lakedale, North Carolina .... .... ~ 83 

Hemingway, South Carolina 83 

Inman, South Carolina ._ 83 

Kokomo (Market Street), Indiana .... 82 

Somerset, Kentucky — — 82 

Gap Hill, South Carolina .... .— 82 

Greer, South Carolina .... .... ._. 82 

Adamsville, Alabama - 81 

Lake Placid, Florida .— — — 81 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 81 

Geneva, Alabama — — 80 

Southside Estates, Florida ... . 80 

Gulston, Kentucky .... .... .... 80 

Grays Knob, Kentucky .... 80 

Morgantown, Mississippi .... .._ — . ._. ._ 80 

North Nashville, Tennessee .... .... 80 

Sumiton, Alabama — . _ 79 

South Mt. Vernon, Georgia .... — 79 

Sylacauga, Alabama .... — — 78 

Dilworth, Alabama ... . .... ... . — . 78 

Samoset, Florida .... — . — — 78 

Patetown, North Carolina 78 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee .... — .... 78 

Sparta, Tennessee ..'. 78 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama — . — — 77 

Alabama City, Alabama ... . .... 77 

Corona, California — — 77 

Salisbury, Maryland ... . .... — .... 77 

Pontiac, Michigan — . ._. 77 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina 77 

Greenwood, South Carolina 77 

Lemmon, South Dakota 77 

Dallas, Texas .... .— .— — . — - 77 

Salinas, California .... .... — — — .... 76 

Tupman, California .... — . 76 

West Lakeland, Florida 76 

Ashburn, Georgia .... .... .... _ — 76 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky 76 

Iowa Park, Texas — — — — — . 76 

MacArthur West Virginia 76 

Stockton C. L., California .... 75 

Hagerstown, Maryland ._. .... — . 75 

Arcadia, Florida .... — . - 75 

Eloise, Florida ... . — ._. — . 75 

North Miami, Florida .... — — — .— 75 

Rome (West), Georgia .... — — 75 

Christopher, Kentucky ... . .... 75 

Stinnett, Kentucky .... — — — — — 75 

Natchez, Mississippi .... .... .... 75 

Tarboro, North Carolina 75 

Minot, North Dakota — 75 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio — 75 

Oxford, Ohio — - - 75 

Columbia, South Carolina 75 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), South 

Carolina — - — 75 

Big Spring, Texas ... . .... .... 75 

Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
January 30, 1960 

Saved .... .... ... . .... . 

Sanctified _ — 

Holy Ghost -- 

Added to Church — 

Since June 30, 1959 

Saved — — . _ 

Sanctified .... — — _ 

Holy Ghost .... .... ... . — . 

Added to Church . 






Report of New Y.P.E.'s 

New Y.P.E.'s organized since 
June 30, 1959 


Make Your V B S Two Full 

Weeks of Bible Learning for 

the Whole Family 

"Signaling for Christ" 

Fortunate indeed are the millions who, through the din, have heard God's "still, small voice, 
signaling the message of His love and saving grace. To these "faithful men" — and women 
too- — falls the duty to "teach others also." Signaling for Christ, the SCRIPTURE PRESS course 
for 1960, has been prayerfully prepared to help faithful VBS teachers and workers become 
efficient relay transmitters for the Lord, decoding the most vital message of all in terms each 
hearer can understand . . . 

NURSERY— "God's Big WorlJ" 

A course planned just for 3's and 4's. 
All nature signals God's love and care 
to their receptive hearts. Through all 
their God-given senses th"y learn to 
recognize His signals in their small cor- 
ner of God's big world. 

BEGINNER— "Learning Gcd's Ways With 
Bible Children" 

Right from the start, the 4-and-5-year- 
old pupils receive signals of love and 
care at all times and in all places from 
Bible stories. Little children thrive on 
the sense of security. God's "stop and 
go signals" are seen in stories that help 
them learn to watch out for and obey 
them, so they will be safe in the Lord 
and pleasing to Him. 

PRIMARY — "Signals From Bible Boars" 

Primaries are encouraged by examples 
of Bible characters to signal to others 
to get on the Gospel ship with them. 

With Christ as their Captain, they will 
sail through life safely. Semaphore sig- 
nal flags are easy to make; they give 
directions during game periods of the 
school and are useful in the demon- 
stration program. 

JUNIOR — "The Christian's Walk and 

Here the signaling theme has its great- 
est appeal. All kinds of sgnals, from 
Boy Scout codes to the eerie "beep-beep" 
of rotating satellites, excite the imagi- 
nation, arouse interest and stimulate 
desire to learn about God's signals, to 
live by them and send them out to 
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The Glance of a Dying Mother! 
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Do You Make Every Day Mother's 


The Life Story of Lazarus Chikovi . 
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removed before the Sabbath. John 
19:31. For these reasons we believe 
that He was crucified on Friday. 
Again we have this proof: On Sun- 
day He made His triumphal entry 
into Jerusalem and the people sang 
praises to Him. On Monday He 
cleansed the Temple for the second 
time. On Tuesday He went again 
to the city and made His last 
teachings to the people in the 
Temple. On Wednesday there are no 
recorded events. Thursday evening 
He came back to the city for the 
Last Supper. From the Supper room 
He went to the Garden about mid- 
night. Then, He was arrested and 
taken before Caiphas for trial be- 
fore daylight. That would put the 
crucifixion on Friday as the three 
Gospels already noted record it. 

The Bible teaches us that at the 
mouth of two or three witnesses 
would every fact be established. 
You have here the three witnesses 
that the crucifixion was on Friday. 

Dear Sister Swiger: 

Why do our churches observe Fri- 
day instead of Wednesday as the 
day our Lord was crucified? Ac- 
cording to Matthew 12:40, our ob- 
servance is wrong. J.L.B. 

Dear J. LB., 

First, let me commend you for 
your study of the Bible. As a young 
evangelist, that is a necessary part 
of your preparation. Study and then 
discuss your questions with pastors 
where you are in revivals and with 
older church members wherever 
you go. It will pay you good divi- 

Now, let us answer ycur ques- 
tion. In Mark 15:42; Luke 23:54 
and John 19:42, we are told that 
the crucifixion took place on the 
day before the Sabbath. We also 
learn that they hastened the death 
of the two thieves by breaking their 
bones so that the bodies could be 


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By Chester Shuler 

Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 

Things roere somewhat different ichen the Jones 

family assembled at home. None of the 

-male members ever thought of anyone's comfort but his oion. 

^— J HE FAMILY about which we 

" / are going to tell you shall 
**S be called the Joneses, al- 
though that, of course, is not their 
real name at all. Now the Joneses 
were good enough folks; they were 
reliable, conscientious, upright, 
honest, and honorable. They were 
well thought of by their neighbors. 

Of course, the three boys did 
make quite a lot of noise at times. 
But they were such friendly fel- 
lows that even old Miss Spicer said 
scarcely a word against them. 
When callers dropped in on Mrs. 
Jones, the three boys were usually 
out-of-doors or in school, and Mr. 
Jones was at his work. Everyone 
liked Mrs. Jones very much, and 
said many nice things about her. 

But when all the Jones family 
assembled at home, things were 
somewhat different. None of the 
male members ever thought of any- 
one's comfort but his own. Each 
seized the most comfortable chair, 
the largest piece of cake, the 
evening paper, or anything else he 
took a notion to have. Such selfish- 
ness naturally resulted in many 
quarrels and even brief fights. 
There were times when longsuffer- 
ing good-natured Mother Jones 
was nearly frantic. But in some 
almost miraculous manner she 
managed to keep her troubles to 
herself, and for the most part, the 
public did not suspect the real 

One reason for this was the fact 
that Mother Jones was a real 
Christian lady. She spent consider- 
able time in her prayer closet 
asking God's help and imploring 
His guidance, as well as petition- 
ing earnestly for the change of 
heart and attitude in her men folk 
which was so essential if things 
in their home were ever to be 

As we know, the heavenly Father 
sometimes delays His answers to 
our prayers, even the prayers of 
His choicest saints. And that is 
the way it seemed to be in the 
case of Mother Jones' prayers. She 
had to pray for a long time. Often 
the friction, bickering, and selfish- 
ness on the part of those she loved 

were very difficult to bear. But 
she never let go of God's promises 
as recorded in His Word. Her faith 
never failed. And finally, her pray- 
ers were answered, but not in any 
of the ways she may have expected. 

Indeed the answer, or rather the 
beginning of the answer, came to 
her as just another bit of worry 
and concern. For when she learned 
that her half-sister Alice was 
sending her son, Tom, age twelve, 
to visit with the Jones' half-cousins, 
Mother Jones surely did not sense 
any relief in the offering! Visiting 
boys, she had found from experi- 
ence, usually complicated an al- 
ready lamentable situation. 

And so Mother Jones prayed a 
bit harder and longer before she 
retired for the night. 

Cousin Tom arrived at the Jones' 
house just before dinnertime, a few 
days later. He was a nice-looking 
lad, a bit tall for his dozen years, 
with clear blue eyes, brown hair, 
and a frank, open expression which 
somewhat relieved Mother Jones' 

When dinner was announced, 
there was the usual scramble to 
the table. Mr. Jones had been de- 
tained at his office and would .not 
be present. So the three Jones boys 
made their rush in true football 
style, adding just a bit of zest to 
show of before their Cousin Thom- 
as. They expected him to join in 
with gusto. 

But Tom remained standing by 
his aunt's chair, even after his 
cousins had slumped into their 
chairs and grabbed knives and 
forks, ready to attack the first 
food they could seize. 

"Cm on, Tom — set!" the three 
chorused. "Mom'll be here in a 
minute. Whatcha standin' there 
for? We never wait for Mom." 

Tom's reply was a good-natured 
smile. But he kept his standing 
position politely until his aunt was 
seated. During the meal, Tom ate 
with a great deal more politeness 
than his cousins, although he did 
not make any show of his manners. 
And he did not seem concerned 
about teaching the others lessons 
of any kind. 

In THE living room 
after dinner, Tom rose to his feet 
as soon as his aunt entered. He 
insisted that she take the most 
comfortable chair. 

The Jones boys did not quite 
know what to make of this fel- 
low. At first they were disappointed. 
Then they were almost angry. But 
Tom's unfailing good humor, man- 
liness, and ability to talk with 
them on any subject in which they 
were interested soon won a degree 
of admiration from them. 

Tom's courteous treatment of his 
aunt was so unfailing from day to 
day during his visit that his cous- 
ins could not help noticing it — 
and wondering. One day Henry 
asked: "Say, Tom, is that really the 
way you act with your mother at 

Tom looked surprised. "Why, yes. 
I suppose it is," he modestly re- 

"Whether there's company or 

"Sure. What difference does com- 
pany make? I owe so much to my 
mother that I want to be kind to 
her more than to anybody else." 

There was something so quiet, 
sincere, and genuine about Tom's 
words that the Jones boys were 
silenced. They could not imagine 
such devotion to one's mother — the 
woman who was always around to 
pick up their things, wash and iron 
their clothing, cook, bake, and 
make their beds. 

But the daily example of Tom's 
conduct toward his aunt, their 
mother, was having its effect. His 
politeness was so natural that it 
was not hard to see it was real 
and commonplace with him. 

Little by little and one by one, 
the cousins began to feel definitely 
ashamed of their own behavior in 
their home, particularly their neg- 
lect of their mother. And in a 
rather halfhearted way at first, 
but more genuinely later, they 
tried to be more courteous and 
considerate of their mother. Henry 
said, "I'm not going to stand for 
having a fellow be more polite to 
Mom than I am!" 

(Continued on page 21) 


Dying Mother! 

By Katherine Bevis 

IT WAS A DAY in late November of the last century. The 
snow fell noiselessly outside the little church where Fa- 
ther Strasslacher of the Society of Jesus stood before his 
This man of God was noted for his being able to keep the at- 
tention of his listeners, and this bleak, snowy November morn- 
ing was no exception. 

His subject was "The Power of a Good Mother's Love." History 
records many dramatic sermons, but this one surely ranks with 
the very best. After reading his text, Father Strasslacher 
gave the sermon that morning in the form of a story. 
It was a story about a young criminal, who was arrested 
while still a student, and left in a prison cell in chains. 
The boy's father had died as a result of his son's crimes 
and wickedness, and now it seemed that the mother would 
soon die from grief also, yet the lad showed no sorrow or re- 
morse for his acts. Though he was ungrateful for any help 
that was offered him, the dying mother asked that her boy 
might be brought to her bedside. The authorities pitying her, 
granted her request and brought the boy, against his will, 
to his mother's room. 

With hatred in his heart for the authorities, and bitter- 
ness and contempt for his mother, the boy stood sullen and 
silent before her. Her pallid lips moved as if to speak; yet 
not a sound did she make, for it seemed she could not form 
the words in her heart. She turned wearily on her side, 
as though signifying that she wished her boy to leave, and the. 
guard led the young man from the room and back to his cell. 
There in solitude he sat, and after a while, he sensed a 
strange feeling. That glance from his mother, silent and simple, 
had taken a hold on him. And it held him in a time- 
ignoring grip. 

He was a child again. He and his mother were in the gar- 
den awaiting his father's return. They watched the beauty of 
the sunset. 

His heart was beating fast now, and eyes that had not 
known tears for many months filled quickly with the tears 

that he made no effort to hold back. 
And before the shadows of night closed the records of that 
memorable day, this young man had resolved to amend his life 
somehow and in some way to show by that life how com- 
plete his conversion was. 
God is always ready to help people in that condition, and 
He came quickly to this needy soul. The boy accepted Christ 
as his personal Saviour. 
Finishing his story, Father Strasslacher reported that the boy was 
allowed to enter the priesthood, later to become a missionary. 
The snowflakes continued to fall noiselessly, and the people in the 
congregation sat spellbound, as they drank in every word this 

man spoke. 
Then the preacher startled his listeners by telling the name 
of that boy. 
As the people sat there, seemingly unable to grasp the truth of 
his words, he repeated them. 

"Yes, my friends, you see before you that dissolute and 

impious youth. He who preaches to you now is none other 

than that cruel son. Such a miracle, such a change, was effected 

by God through that one single glance of my dying mother!" 





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In Memoriom 

When God mode her, I'm sure He used the best He had that day. 
And when He had finished with the job, He threw the mold away. 

Her smile was like the bright sunshine that always follows rain, 
And in her voice I heard the sound of music's sweet refrain. 

Her eyes were iike the twinkling stars that in the heavens glow; 
Her hands were weapons of defense, her hair was like the snow. 

Her tears were like the glistening dew that lingers on the flowers; 
Her cheeks were soft as any rose washed clear by silvery showers. 

The heart He fashioned in her breast was filled with joy divine; 
And every lovely attribute lives in this heart of mine. 

— Alice Whitson Norton 

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S' r h- 

By Grace V. Watkins 

r>t ID YOU bristle as you read that question? 
J\ Don't! 
ts+*-J Of course, we will never embrace commu- 
nism, never put an okay stamp on the Russian way of 
life, never move to the Soviet Union, nor join the 
Young Communist League. 

But let's not bristle and close both ends of our 
minds to anything and everything about present-day 
Russian teen-age life. It has facets that could put up 
sizable posters — posters we would do well to read, pay 
tribute to, and admire. 

During a visit to Russia, what would you notice 
about the teen-agers? First, you would notice their 
deep and serious dedication to "the cause" and the 
earnestness with which "cause" is put ahead of self, 
and second, their zeal, determination, and willing- 
ness to work like beavers. 

On his return from Russia, Billy Graham said that 
when he watched Soviet youth at either work or play, 
he felt positively frightened because they showed such 
energy and such startling faith in Russia's future as 
the ruler of the world, in her goals, objectives, and 
program for development. 

If you stopped at a Russian newsstand, how would 
the covers of magazines — the pictures and the cap- 
tions—compare with those in the United States? This 
may surprise you, but you would blush, not because 
of what you saw on Russian newsstands, but because 
of what, by way of contrast, you had seen on news- 
stands in your own country. Russian stands have no 
garish cover pictures stressing sex, no suggestive titles, 
no briefly garbed girls. The same is true of Russian 
films and TV programs. 

You would be surprised, too, at how well behaved a 
Russian crowd is in a park or amusement place. 
There are no rowdyism, no overly sentimental couples, 
no boisterous yelling or showing off. Russian parks, 
roads, and picnic places are free of trash, as neat as 
the proverbial pin. 

WHY THE RESERVE in behavior and 
dress? Why the conservative magazine covers, the ab- 
sence of lurid titles? The answer is that the Com- 
munist leaders figured out some time ago that their 
long-range goal of conquering the world could be 

achieved only by a strong people, one whose bodies 
and minds were not weakened through excesses and 
emphasis on sex. 

Physical fitness is a must for Russian teen-agers. 
Programs in every town and every school are well 
developed, emphasizing an improved diet, better daily 
living habits, and plenty of exercise. Here again, the 
zeal with which everyone takes part in the program 
is almost frightening. 

Can we learn from the teen-agers in the churches 
of Russia? 

"Churches?" you exclaim. "I thought the Commu- 
nists did away with religion and the church." 

No indeed. These are more than 20,000 Orthodox and 
5,400 Baptist Churches in Russia, holding services each 
week. (After the revolution, most of the branches of 
the Christian Church, except the Orthodox, banded 
together and are now called "Baptist.") 

When Dr. Graham and his party went to services, 
they found that one-fifth of the audience were teen- 
agers, even though there are no Sunday Schools and 
no youth fellowships in Russia. The church they at- 
tended was packed, with people standing in the aisles 
and outside throughout the two-hour service. When 
the collection plates were passed, people were so eager 
to put money in that it almost seemed they were 
having a contest. (Incidentally, church contributions 
are not deductible income-tax-wise in Russia.) 

The EXPERIENCE of Dr. Bob Pierce, 
president of World Vision, during his stay in Russia 
was just as amazing. Arriving at the only Protestant 
church in Moscow thirty minutes before services were 
to begin, he found the church already jammed — 
every seat taken, aisles filled, stairs occupied, door- 
ways filling. A church official told Dr. Pierce that 
they had not dared advertise the service in the paper, 
since such huge crowds would have come that they 
simply could not have been handled. 

According to Dr. Pierce, the fervor and devotion 
with which the worshipers sang the hymns was al- 
most overwhelming. Many of them had faded and 
dilapidated Bibles, or pages from Bibles. (New Bibles 
are not available in Russia.) 

(Continued on page 23) 



By Pauline McConnell 

n I OUR MOTHER deserves the best in life, what- 
{Jj ever it is. Regardless of a person's age, there are 
many things you can do to make your mother 
conscious of your love for her. This quiz is something 
of a reminder. Answer each of the ten statements 
with "yes" or "no." When you have finished, count 
up your "yes" answers and multiply them by 10; then 
look on this page below for your rating as a thoughtful 
daughter and son. 

1. I always remember my mother with 
some little gift from time to time. 

2. I make it a point to help around the 
house with vacuuming, dishes, and 

other chores. YES NO ... 

3. If my mother does not always go 
along with one of my suggestions, I 

try to see her viewpoint. YES... .NO 

4. If my mother is ill and I have to 
forego some pleasure, I accept my 
disappointment cheerfully. YES NO 

5. If I am away from the house longer 
than I expected, I telephone my 

mother to keep her from worrying. YES NO 

6. I often ask my mother if she would 
like to attend a concert, go for a ride 
in my car, or accompany me on some 

pleasure. YES... NO .... 

7. If my mother wishes to go shopping 
or visiting, I cheerfully offer to stay 
with the younger children, or do some 

chore for her in her absence. YES ... NO 

8. One thing I always remember is to 
tell my mother how much she means 

to me. YES ..NO 

9. If mother has a new dress, a smart 
hat, or if she arranges her hair in a 
new style, I compliment her and 

boost her morale. YES....NO— . 

10. I am proud of my mother and al- 
ways introduce my friends to her. YES ... NO.... 

How mother- wise are you? How do you rate as a 
thoughtful daughter or son? 

// you scored: 

100 percent, your affection and admiration for your 
own mother are sincere and well-grounded. Do not 
forget to pray for your mother often — but then I 
need not make such a suggestion to anyone as 
thoughtful as you. 

90-60 percent, one need never have an occasion such 
as Mother's Day, Christmas, Easter, or Valentine's 
Day to remember his mother. If you make every day 
her day, you can do so in a spiritual manner by re- 

membering her with prayer, an extra one, for ex- 
ample, in the morning and again in the evening. 
You can show your love also by getting better marks 
in school and by being a little more understanding 
of the younger members of the family. If you try a 
little harder to please your mother, you will be so 
much happier yourself. Strive to make every day 
Mother's Day, won't you? 

60-40 percent, do you think that watching your 
mother wash the dishes, sweep the rooms, get ready 
for your party, wash your clothes, pick up after you, 
and your arguing over various problems that arise 
and giving her needless worry over your whereabouts 
make you look like a thoughtful child? Don't forget 
to compliment your mother occasionally on the dinner; 
tell her how much you enjoyed the cake and pie. 
Offer to baby-sit with the younger children soon. 
Mother can stand a little recreation, too, you know. 
Take this test again soon and strive for 100 percent. 

40 percent or under, did you ever stop to think of all 
the things you have which can be duplicated? If you 
break your watch, you can buy another. If you lose a 
book, you can replace it. But what about your moth- 
er? All of us can have but one real mother. Why 
not begin this very moment to show her a little more 
love, a little more appreciation, and prove to her that 
you are her thoughtful child. 


The LIFE STOR ( of Lazarus Chikovi 

By M. G. McLuhan 


Overseer of British Central Africa 

r~-* EEP IN HIS heart he 

l\ could never forget the 
<^L^J apostolic ministry that God 
had given him in Rhodesia in the 
years of 1934 and 1935. Conse- 
quently in September, 1941, he sur- 
prised his congregation and many 
others by resigning his pastorate 
and informing them that he was 
going to follow the call of God to 
Southern Rhodesia. He did not have 
the slightest promise of support in 
his new field of labor, but having 
come through the school of suf- 
fering, he knew that God would 
not fail him. 

It is an index to the spiritual 
vision and foresight of the man to 
contemplate this period of his life. 
He had everything that an African 
pastor could desire. He was ap- 
preciated by his own people, and 
his white superiors were happy 
with his work. The financial future 
was bright, and he had every prom- 
ise of promotion in the church. 
Now because of a vision for the 
lost millions of his own people in 
Central Africa, he gave it all up to 
follow the divine imperative in 
His own soul, the call of God to 
the Rhodesias. 

With a tearful farewell to his 
congregation, he took his wife and 
three small children to his father's 
home in the Bikita District in 
Southern Rhodesia. He asked God 
to open the doors to his ministry 
in that area, and God immediately 
answered in power. A revival 
started which also read like a 
story from the Acts of the Apostles. 


The work moved rapidly and con- 
tinually forward through 1942, 
1943, 1944, and 1945. Many souls 
were saved, numbers were divinely 
healed, and many were baptized 
in the Holy Spirit. Bikita soon be- 
came our strongest work in Cen- 
tral Africa. It was now the center 
from which the good news of the 
gospel went forth into the whole 
area. During these years he had no 
support from any church except his 
own people. They were poor reserve 
dwellers, who had little or no 
money. Like Saint Paul of old, 
Lazarus decided to work some with 
his own hands in order to stay in 
the area and promote the wonder- 
ful work. He joined the Agricultural 
Department of the government in 
order to make a few extra shillings 
to support his family. This was only 
part-time work, but he soon dis- 
tinguished himself and earned an 
agricultural diploma. Every mo- 
ment of his time when not in gov- 
ernment service was spent for the 
Lord and His work. 

In 1946 and 1947 the work that 
Lazarus was doing came to the at- 
tention of the leaders of the fellow- 
ship to which he belonged. He was 
given a salary of $5.60 per month, 
and he took off one month to go 
to the Union of South Africa to 
visit his old friends. About this 
time various African works began 
to make decisions of their own con- 
cerning with which recognized 
Penecostal body they would af- 
filiate. The early efforts of many 
Pentecostal missionaries in the 

Southern African area were quite 
interdenominational. The work of 
the African preachers themselves, 
however, began to take definite 
form, and it became apparent that 
these works would have to be set 
up on stronger lines of organiza- 
tion. Lazarus, like all others of the 
time, felt this need very keenly and 
was much concerned about it. He 
knew of efforts to set up organized 
work throughout Central Africa, 
even as far as Nyasaland, so he 
began to investigate the various 
fellowships and organizations that 
were working in the vast area. 

In the latter part of 1948, Laz- 
arus met the late W. A. du Plooy. 
who was the mission superintend- 
ent for our church in Central 
Africa. He was at that time plan- 
ning the opening of the Matibi 
Mission in the Matibi Reserve. This 
was about 100 miles from Bikita 
where Lazarus was pastoring with 
such success. Brother du Plooy was 
introducing our church into the 
area at that time, and Lazarus 
joined the church, and assisted in 
promoting its interests throughout 
the Central African field. He went 
to Nyasaland in an effort to bring 
some of the work there into the 
church, but was unsuccessful the 
first time. He returned to Southern 
Rhodesia and continued to work 
out from his headquarters at Bi- 
kita. He received $7.00 per month 
now, and continued to work with 
Brother du Plooy through the years 
of 1949 and 1950. 

IN APRIL, 1951, the 

Full Gospel Church amalgamated 
with the Church of God with in- 
ternational headquarters in Cleve- 
land, Tennessee, U.S.A. The Church 
of God had mission work in several 
places in Africa, and the amalga- 
mation was undertaken as a bless- 
ing to both bodies. The American 
brethren did not have any mission 
personnel in Central and Southern 
Africa, but they had some funds 
with which to promote the work. 
The Full Gospel Church had some 
workers active in the area, but they 
were hindered by a lack of funds. 
As soon as the amalgamation took 
place, money from the internation- 
al headquarters began to come into 
the Southern African area. This 
was a special blessing in Central 
Africa. Lazarus' salary was im- 
mediately increased to $14.00 per 
month, and he was appointed as 
the assistant superintendent to 
Brother du Plooy. At last his vision 
was not hindered by total lack of 
funds, and he started to travel on 
promotional work. 

Brother du Plooy was largely oc- 
cupied with his work at the Ma- 
tibi Mission, so Lazarus immedi- 
ately started to promote the work 
in the larger towns of Central 
Africa. He was instrumental in 
placing workers in Gwelo, Shabani, 
Gutu, Marandellas, Fort Victoria, 
and other places. So far as the 
spiritual side of the work is con- 
cerned, Brother Chikovi deserves 
much credit. Brother du Plooy pro- 
moted the educational side, Broth- 
er Chikovi the spiritual side, and 
the work took on different pro- 
portions. The areas where workers 
were placed saw revival, and soon 
the flickering fires of outposts be- 
came the steady blaze of estab- 
lished works. The real foundation 
for the good work that we now 
have in Central Africa was laid in 
this time, and the credit is due to 
this intrepid African worker who 

followed the call of God into this 
area. In late 1951 he returned to 
Nyasaland, and remained there for 
more than a month with the breth- 
ren. Before he left them, they 
joined the Full Gospel Church of 

Lazarus continued to work out 
from his Bikita headquarters 
through the years of 1952, 1953, 
and 1954, but in January of 1955 
he moved to Salisbury, which is the 
capital of the Federation of the 
Rhodesias and Nyasaland. He took 
up his headquarters in Harari 
African township, and began to 
minister there and serve as assist- 
ant superintendent from that point. 
Brother du Plooy's failing health 
made it impossible for him to trav- 
el as much as he had before, and 
as Lazarus had no means of con- 
veyance but the train, which did 
not reach all the areas of our work, 
progress slowed down. Different 
projects were started, but they 
found themselves in a position 
where these could not be finished. 
In the midst of problems almost 
beyond their control, Brother du 
Plooy passed away at Christmas 
time, 1956. This left things in a 
great state of uncertainty so far 
as the African brethren were con- 
cerned. Lazarus found himself in 
the position of being the only liv- 
ing man who really had a first- 
hand knowledge of the Central 
African native work. As much de- 
pended upon who was appointed as 
the superintendent of the work in 
that area, Lazarus faced many un- 

superintendent of the Central 
African field no doubt put ques- 
tions in Lazarus' mind. What was 
this new white man like? Would he 
promote the work and love the 
African people, or would he do 
things that would destroy it? Laz- 

arus could not be blamed for won- 
dering these things, because the 
history of missions in this needy 
continent is full of such tragic 
stories. On the other hand I won- 
dered what sort of men I would 
have to work with. Would I find 
that with Brother du Plooy's pass- 
ing, the work was leaderless? Would 
the African fellowship be split into 
factions over which I could get no 
semblance of control or order? 
When I got acquainted with Laz- 
arus Chikovi, I realized that God 
had provided the African brethren 
with a leader who undoubtedly had 
their confidence. Together we 
prayed and talked about what was 
needed to promote the Central 
African work. He told me of his 
struggles to build up the work and 
of the great hardships that he and 
his family had endured. I felt as if 
I were in the presence of a modern 
apostle, and as our love for each 
other and our friendship has 
grown, I have every reason to 
place utmost confidence in him as 
my assistant superintendent. Our 
meeting with the workers over this 
mighty area has conclusively 
proved that he has the confidence 
of the men, and that in many 
ways he is the father of the work 
in this area. 

At the time of the writing of this 
account, our Central African work 
is moving forward with a speed 
that it has not known before. We 
have a Bible School to which we are 
sending our workers for training. 
This is something that they have 
never had before. We have been 
able to procure a large gospel tent 
which will enable Lazarus to 
preach to crowds the size of which 
he has never preached before. We 
have extended our work into the 
vast area of Northern Rhodesia. 
Where two years ago there was not 
one worker, we now have seven 

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By James E. Adams 

TOP, LOOK and Listen signs at railroad cross- 
ings belong to a bygone era. The old signs are 
found only on unpaved country roads un- 
marked by the flashing red signals. But the sign of 
former years has an up-to-date message for you and 
me here and now. 

Considering the relentless rush of events toward the 
close of this age, it is time for us to stop — stop to 
consider what is happening all around us. 

The Middle East is the trouble spot in the world 
today. Russia is using every means short of war to get 
a foothold there. But the Bible, in Ezekiel 38 and 39, 
predicts that from the northern parts ( Russia I will 
come many peoples as a cloud to cover the land. They 
will "come into the land that is . . . gathered out of 
many people, against the mountains of Israel" (Eze- 
kiel 38:8>. A confederacy of nations will ask these in- 
vaders, "Art thou come ... to carry away silver and 
gold, to take away cattle and goods, to take a great 
spoil?" (Ezekiel 38: 13 1 . Then a great battle will be 
fought, in which God will intervene, and the northern 
armies will be almost annihilated. 

In Luke 21:26 we read of "men's hearts failing them 
for fear, and for looking after those things which are 
coming on the earth." Dr. Harold C. Urey, a Navy 
scientist, said, "I am a frightened man. All scientists 
I know are frightened men. In an atomic conflict, we 
can expect the first day's casualties to be at least 
15,000,000 persons." 

Other well-known men have made remarks such as: 
"Time may be short"; "This world is at the end of its 
tether"; "The next D-Day will be doomsday." 

In these United States last year about 20,000 people 
committed suicide, and so many are unreported that 
the number may actually be 40,000 or more. In many 
of these, a contributing factor was fear — fear of the 
future, financial loss, sickness, or hidden sin. 

All these fears are signs of the latter days or the 
end of this age. It is time to stop and face these 
fears of ours. 

THAT RAILROAD crossing sign has an- 
other word, Look. 

Look where? To the United Nations? No. Humanly 
speaking, there is no glimmer of light or hope on the 
horizon of time. It is a frightening prospect to the un- 
saved, and the Christian can be snared with the dread 
and sin of our times if he continually thinks on these 

Now David believed in the upward look. In Psalm 
121 we hear him saying, "My help cometh from the 
Lord, which made heaven and earth." Hebrews 12:2 
says: "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of 
our faith; who for the joy that was set before him en- 
dured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down 
at the right hand of the throne of God." 

God is no respecter of persons and He enjoys fellow- 
ship with you as much as with men who have at- 
tained the heights in the business, political, or ec- 
clesiastical realm. Every time you stop and pray, He 
rejoices in your fellowship and the confidence you 
manifest in Him by your petitions. 

The Lord is pleased every time you look to Him for 
help to reject evil and choose good. In the tests and 
trials of the day when you look to Him in prayer, it is 
most acceptable in His sight. 

May our gaze be upward, gaining grace for every 
day, "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious 
appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus 
Christ" (Titus 2:13). 

And the thought of the soon return of our Lord 
brings us to the last word on those signs, Listen. How 
true it is that we often can hear the unseen, particu- 
larly in the darkness, and it is none the less real even 
though we cannot see. In the darkness of these closing 
days of time we need to cultivate a listening attitude. 

We were visiting in my son's home. I heard nothing, 
but suddenly my daughter-in-law left the room. She 
soon returned with my little grandson. She knew it 
was about time for him to awake, and because of her 
ear for the voice of her baby, she heard what I did not. 

From the signs of the times we know Jesus will re- 
turn soon for His Bride, the redeemed and blood- 
washed of all ages. As we walk with the Lord, there 
will be a Spirit quickened expectancy within our hearts 
which will hear the trump of God. "For the Lord him- 
self shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the 
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: 
and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which 
are alive, and remain shall be caught up together 
with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: 
and so shall we ever be with the Lord" (1 Thessa- 
lonians 4:16, 17). 

Stop — but be not dismayed. 

Look — not down, but up. 

Listen — it is the midnight hour. Behold the Bride- 
groom cometh. 





By Monna Gay 

i/j OLLY WANTS A cracker," screeched the old 

IS Poll Parrot from his cage. 
/ "Susie wants it to stop raining," sang out 

little Susie, as she ran to the window and pressed 
her nose hard against the pane. 

"Polly," said Susie, turning from the window, "how 
can you think of crackers when it is raining so I 
can't even go out and play." And now a big frown 
covered Susie's pretty face. 

Susie could hear her mother upstairs trying to get 
Baby Brother to sleep. She could also see the dishes 
still on the table from lunch. 

"Poor Mommy," sighed Susie, "she hasn't stopped all 
morning. Now when she gets Baby Brother to sleep, 
she will have to wash these dishes. Then she has to 
cook dinner, and clean up after dinner; then she 
must get us ready for bed. Well, Polly," Susie said as 
she walked over to the bird's big cage, "I'm glad I'm 
not a mommy, 'cause I like to play. And today I 
can't go outside and play 'cause it's raining so hard." 

"Polly wants a cracker," called out Polly again, not 
seeming to be too concerned about Susie or the rain. 

"Well, Polly, I'll get you a cracker," said Susie, 
running into the kitchen. And as she started back 
with the cracker, Susie looked at the lunch dishes. 
"Ugh," she said. 

Somehow Susie could not forget that table with the 
dirty dishes as she picked up one of her story books, 
neither was she able to keep her mind on the fairy 
story she was trying to read. 

SOON SUSIE jumped up from the chair, 
let the book fall to the floor, and started clearing 

the table. Right away Susie had all the dishes in the 
sink. Then she pulled a chair up to the sink and 
started washing the dishes. "Polly," said Susie looking 
into the room where Polly sat on her perch, now con- 
tented since she had her cracker, "won't mother be 
surprised when she comes downstairs and finds the 
dishes all washed and dried and put away?" 

Polly just cocked her head to one side. 

Susie was humming a song as she put the last dish 
away and went into the room where Polly was to 
pick up her book from the floor. 

Just then her mother came down the stairs, and 
Susie thought: "How tired she looks." 

"My," said Mother, as she came into the room where 
Susie and Polly were, "I must get to those dishes. It 
will soon be time to start dinner. I thought I would 
never get Baby Brother to sleep today." Then mother 
exclaimed as she started into the eating nook in 
the kitchen; "Why, what fairy has been here?" 

Susie ran into the kitchen, "Do I look like a fairy?" 
she said. 

"Yes," said mother, "and a beautiful one. I haven't 
said anything about it, but I have a terrible headache 
and I wondered how I would ever get everything done. 
Now I can lie down a few minutes." 

Polly gave a merry trill now as Mother hugged 
Susie to her. "Why, everything looks so nice — no books 
on the floor and the dishes all clean and put away. 
I can't believe my eyes. Susie, you are really a very 
helpful little girl." 

Susie forgot about the rain outside. She was so 
happy that she had done this for her mother that the 
rain did not even matter. 


By Paul L. Walker 

State Sunday School and 
Youth Director of Tennessee 


TEXT: Matthew 16:18 
INTRODUCTION: In April of the 
year 1521, Martin Luther, the 
champion of the great Protestant 
revolution, stood before the Diet of 
Worms and boldly declared, "Here 
I stand; I cannot do otherwise." 
As I survey the urgency of this 
hour and view the agency of the 
Church with all her potential pow- 
er and might, I cannot think of 
anything else but the fact that 
HERE WE STAND upon the brink 
and dawn of a decade of destiny 
which shall perhaps write more 
history than any other ten years of 
civilization. HERE WE STAND in a 
year of decision and possible holo- 
caust for the world and all its 


A S WE FIND ourselves in 
// this position, we would na- 
«_-/\f turally look back from 
whence we came. Looking back we 
can readily see ten of the most 
turbulent years in h i s t o r y — the 
fading fifties. During the past de- 
cade we have watched science step 
forth into achievements which 
astound men and bring trembling 
as we think of the future. From 
the test tube has come the hydro- 

gen bomb with a blast ten times 
hotter than the sun; from the 
formula have come the rocket and 
missile capable of speeding 25,000 
miles per hour; from the equation 
has come the satellite, and even 
now some ten American fliers pre- 
pare for the fateful day of a jour- 
ney to the moon; from Communist 
Russia there has come Mr. "K" 
with his winning smile and ex- 
plosive personality to woo the world 
into slumber as the mass of Com- 
munism marches into power; from 
the free world have come alliances 
and pacts which pinpoint and fo- 
cus attention on the Bible as the 
true book of God; from obscurity 
has again arisen Israel, and Pal- 
estine has become the battleground 
of international tension and frus- 

Yes, here we stand, looking back, 
and close retrospection views the 
situation with critical eye. In our 
own United States there is much 
to regret, for while our inflation 
increased, our reputation reversed; 
while our prosperity boomed, our 
morals burst. On practically any 
given day of the fading fifties in 
America the crime rate would ap- 
proximate these startling facts: 35 
persons murdered, 252 felonious as- 
saults committed, 608 cars stolen, 
197 robberies, 1,500 burglaries, 50 

women raped. In practically any 
given year of the fifties, there were 
some 500,000 criminal offenses. In 
practically any given month of the 
fifties, there were 1,000 people mur- 
dered. The greatest tragedy of these 
alarming facts, however, is found 
in the shame that one-half of the 
persons arrested for burglary were 
under eighteen, and two-thirds of 
these youths were under sixteen. 
From this is it immediately evi- 
dent that inflation and prosperity 
are doing something for our mor- 
als which depression never did. It 
is tragic to see that while revival 
booms in our midst and waves of 
spiritual ecstacy bring record- 
breaking statistics to practically 
every denomination, at the same 
time new records are being written 
in crime, immorality, delinquency, 
graft, and greed. To be sure, these 
are not committed by Christians, 
but yet, it is a blow to the fading 
fifties that our fervent faith should 
have made so little impact upon 
the world. 


What then, is the 

view for the 1960's? What hope is 
there for a world which has 
worked itself into a frenzy of sus- 
pense and mistrust? What hope 
for mankind when our atomic 
stockpile has reached 75,000 bombs, 
twelve of which could destroy the 
whole earth. What hope for man- 
kind when Russia builds eight sub- 
marines for every one we build, 
fourteen destroyers for every one 
we build, and six planes for every 
one we build. What hope, when 
even now Communism makes her 
boast that could she get in po- 
sition, one blast of her missiles 
would destroy thirty-eight of the 
forty-one major cities of the United 
What hope is there for a country 


This sermon was preached at the Unicoi 
County, Tennessee, Preaching Mission 
en Sunday, March 13, 1960. 

which has ten saloons for every 
church? What hope is there in the 
midst of strikes in a country which 
already works fewer hours, under 
the most luxurious conditions, and 
the highest rate of pay, and per 
man produces less than any other 
country in the world? What hope 
for a nation which has one-half 
the world's income, spends eighty- 
three percent of the world's dol- 
lars, and with six percent of the 
world's population eats sixteen per- 
cent of the world's food or three 
times more than she needs? 

What hope is there for this 
world? This was the question be- 
ing mulled in my mind as I landed 
by Eastern Airlines in the Chat- 
tanooga airport to conduct the fall 
revival at Lee College. Every turn 
of the wheel of President Piatt's 
car seemed to intensify this search- 
ing query. Soon, however, I looked 
into the faces of 100 enthusiastic 
Lee College singers and heard them 
blend their voices to set the pace 
and theme for the meeting — IN 
TIMES LIKE THESE. Immediately, 
the vibrant voice of the Holy Spirit 
in His communication to the inner 
man spoke the words of hope need- 
ed to answer this searching ques- 
tion. As youthful voices filled the 
auditorium with spirited singing, 
the scope of the theme brought the 
only answer: IN TIMES LIKE 

It is for this anchor we must 
search. It is for this anchor we 
must pray. It is for this anchor 
we must fast. Where can it be 
found? Is it to be found in treaties 
and alliances? Nay, for the world 
has broken 4,792 of its 4,796 treaties 
in times like these. Is it to be 
found in statesmen? Nay, states- 
men wield but limited power and 
their short life span will never an- 
swer the dilemna. Is the anchor to 
be found in governments? I say 
nay; governments have come and 

gone under every guise and ban- 
ner, but chaos is yet prevalent. Is 
the anchor to be found in medicine? 
Will this be the force which will 
unite the world? Nay; men may 
perk up with penicillin, snap back 
with Stanback, and sleep with 
Sominex, but when all the effects 
of the drugs have passed, the world 
is yet in despair. Where then can 
man find an anchor? There is only 
one anchor that is safe and sure. 
There is only one foundation that 
will ever endure. There is only one 
Gibraltar that will never fail — 
It alone shall stand. Hear, then, 
the words of Mrs. Ruth Caye Jones 
and tune your ear of imagination 
to 100 college students vigorously 

In times like these you need the 

In times like these, oh, be not idle. 
Be very sure, be very sure 
Your anchor holds 
And grips the solid rock. 

This rock is Jesus; yes, He's the 

This rock is Jesus, the only One. 
Be very sure, be very sure 
Your anchor holds 
And grips the solid rock. 

Heaven and earth shall pass 
away, but God's Word shall stand. 
Men's wisdom will be written in 
textbooks and collect dust on the 
shelf, but God's Word shall be 
opened in judgment for all eter- 
nity. Governments will come and 
go; armies will come and go; gen- 
erals will come and go; statesmen 
will come and go; artists will come 
and go; presidents will come and 
go; but there shall be one pre- 
vailing force in the world that shall 
never be destroyed— THE BIBLE. 

Men have tried to destroy it but 
to no avail. Archaeologists have 

pried with their crowbars of ag- 
nosticism to dig ap damaging evi- 
dence, but the Word still stands. 
Geologists have banged away at its 
precepts with hammers of scientif- 
ic vengeance, but God's Word 
still stands. Physicists have hooked 
up laboratories of doubt to defeat 
the book; the Word still stands. 
Theologians have cut at its milk 
veins with their dissecting knives 
of exegesis to find error, but the 
Word remains immutable. Philo- 
sophers have endeavored to drown 
its simplicity in the muddy waters 
of intellectualism, but the Word 
remains undaunted. Censors have 
ripped it to shreds; kings and rulers 
have ordered it burned; preachers 
have taken pulpit shots at its deity 
and inspiration; educators have re- 
duced it to a classic; editors have 
minimized its potency and power. 

Thus it is, in times like these we 
need an anchor, the Bible. But 
where in the Bible is the specific 
answer? The Bible is a tremen- 
dous book with many truths. Where 
in its contents is to be found a 
specific answer? Where in its 66 
books? Where in its 1,189 chapters? 
Where in its 774,746 words? Where 
in its 3,566,480 letters can I find 
the answer? Then the text comes 
ringing loud and clear, reverber- 
ating through the ages of God's 
infinite wisdom: "And upon this 
rock I will build my church; and 
the gates of hell shall not prevail 
against it" (Matthew 16:18). In 
times like these, this must be our 

(The next issue will carry the second 
part of the message and will present 
The Blueprint, "Upon This Rock"; The 
Builder, "I Will Build"; The Building, 
"My Church"; The Bottle, "The Gates of 
Hell"; The Blessing, "Shall Not Prevail 
Against It.") 


Theme: "What Every Church 0/ God 
Teen-Ager Ought to Know" 


The five finalists in the "Sandwich Supper" unusual sand- 
wich contest are shown in this picture. From left to right are 
Mary Lou Webb, Dona Pitts, Gayle Brown, Bennett Brown, 
and Earl Wayne Rowan. 

By Floyd D. Carey, Jr. 

A MERICA IS CROWDED with hundreds of dif- 
/ / ferent denominations and sects, each one with 
«_-/\# its own peculiar characteristics and doctrine. 
Many of these groups embody teachings that are 
tasty and tempting, but they are in direct disagree- 
ment with the Bible. Many devices to deceive the 
young and spiritually unlearned have been employed 
by Satan through bias religious parties to corrupt 
minds with false doctrines and laws that permit 
worldly indulgence and neglect. This is supported by 
the enormous amount of church members and church 
attenders. And unless an individual is firmly settled 
in what he believes and why he believes it, with these 
convictions based on God's Word rightly divided, he 
is subject to fall prey to an untrue doctrine and to be 
led blindly into captivity. 

Being intimately acquainted with these truths and 
recognizing the need for Church of God youth to be 
established in faith and Christian practices, the 
churches on the Tifton District cooperated in a "Teen 
Our Faith Conference." "Equip our youth with the 
truth," was the warm ring of this occasion. We intro- 
duced and orientated the new Our Faith manual for 
young people and arranged and encouraged a founda- 
tion for further study. Our young people were extra- 
ordinarily responsive to the question and answer ses- 
sions and this activity seemed to kindle a fire of 

greater devotion, deeper understanding, and determin- 
ed service. 

The "Faith Forum" was followed by a "Sandwich 
Supper" spread on a long table. This period of the 
program was profitable not only from the physical 
standpoint, but it also provided warm fellowship and 
lasting friendship. 

An additional feature of the "Sandwich Supper" 
was a contest for the most unusual > sandwich. Can 
you imagine a catsup and vanilla wafer sandwich? 
If you can, then you can better understand the scope 
of our entries. The winning sandwich was entitled, 
"Cow-punch"; it consisted of cornbread, beef tripe, 
collards, and a few other things. Earl Wayne Rowan 
from Nashville was the winner. Other entries included 
"The Only One," a vitamin pill sandwich; oatmeal, 
grits, and spaghetti sandwich; pig's feet sandwich; 
onion sandwich; and a catsup and banana sandwich. 
Since everybody was through eating before the contest 
ended, we voted to give the sandwiches to our dis- 
trict pastor, H. V. Fowler. 

Following the contest was a "Melody Parade" and 
other entertaining presentations. This day served suc- 
cessfully in providing teen-agers with Christian as- 
surance, as well as companionship with other young 
people who share common beliefs, during a very trying 
period of their lives. 


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By Era Scott* 


ECAUSE OF A summer's work in a camp for 
underprivileged children, and another in a 
Church of God youth camp, I have come to 
realize what an important work is to be done in this 

Even though the Sunday School teacher or youth 
worker has the child for an hour each week for a 
period of a year or more, there are many aspects of 
the child's life that he cannot share and observe. The 
camp counselor lives with a group of young people 
twenty-four hours a day, sharing all the experiences. 
He has a chance to gain insights into the interests and 
perplexities of the camper's life; he has the blessed 
privilege of offering guidance that may help in the 
present and for the future. If the counselor achieves 
harmony with the campers under him, there is an 
informal, relaxed atmosphere much like that in a 
family group. Each member of the group learns to 
work, play, and pray with others at the appropriate 
times. The counselor learns to cooperate with his co- 
worker and camp director, as well as to think of the 
welfare of the children. This experience offers as much 
growth and enrichment for the counselor as for the 

In addition to teamwork among camp personnel, the 
church camp counselor works with the local churches. 
Along with a medical report, the pastor and local 
church youth workers should send to camp a report on 
each child. This confidential report should provide 
information about the camper's spiritual condition, 
home life, interests, friends, school, etc. As soon as 
campers are assigned in groups (usually eight to 
twelve children to each two counselors) the counselors 
should seek opportunity to read reports on those in 
their group. The information garnered by local church 
workers may aid the counselor in knowing how to deal 
with a particular child. At the end of camp, a report 
should be sent back to the church answering such 
questions as "What spiritual experiences did the child 
receive? Did he join in group tasks, such as keeping 
living quarters clean? Did he make friends? Did he 
seem homesick?" What a thrill to be able to write, 
"Mary accepted the Lord as her personal Saviour," 
or of a teen-ager, "Joe had been trying to decide on a 

*Miss Era Scott, the writer of this very inspiring and informative 
article, has served successfully as a counselor in the Tennessee 
Youth Camp and also in a camp for underprivileged children. 
It is hoped that this article will challenge you to serve in the 
rewarding ministry of camp counseling. 

Our youth camps need qualified dedicated counselors. Over a 
thousand counselors and workers will be needed this summer to 
serve in youth camps sponsored by the Church of God. If you 
are interested in being a counselor at youth camp, contact your 
State Sunday School and Youth Director. 

career. He was encouraged to use his musical talent 
during church services. The last day of camp, he told 
me he thought he would like to make a career of 
Christian music," or even, "At first Sally was slow 
about dressing and straightening her room, but as she 
learned that the entire group was deprived of fun 
and was being late for meals, classes, and play because 
of her, she learned to develop more initiative and 
responsibility, and came to work well with the others 
in the group. At the end she even volunteered to do 
something extra for the entire camp; she picked 
centerpieces of wild flowers for each of the tables in 
the dining hall!" What a challenge and a joy to be 
able to help others love God and neighbors better than 
ever before! 

WHO CAN BE A camp counselor? First of 
all, as for all Christian workers, it is necessary that 
one have a living experience of salvation through faith 
in Christ, and a knowledge of and love for the Bible 
as the Word of God. The counselor must have a love 
for and understanding of children and young people. 
Most authorities set ninteen as the minimum age for 
a counselor. Those with some experience at working 
and playing with youth are preferred. This may be 
through work in the church program, such as in 
Y.P.E., Sunday School, or Lamplighters, or experience 
gained in other ways, such as teaching in public 
school, working with Scouts, YMCA, YWCA, and other 
community groups. Parents who have successfully 
reared their own children in the nurture and admoni- 
tion of the Lord will have their own insights to add. 
For those who are wanting experience in working with 
youth, this is one of the best ways to gain a compre- 
hensive, firsthand view of what such a ministry in- 

College students who have training in Christian 
education, general education, recreation, nature study, 
psychology, social studies or humanities may be avail- 
able to make their special contributions to camp life. 
Christian laymen may sacrifice a vacation to work in 
behalf of youth. The minister or ministerial student 
can bring his spiritual insights to their aid. All of 
these have contributions to make. Diversification on 
the staff is good, since one may be able to offer sug- 
gestions, advice, and solutions to problems that would 
not occur to another. 

The Christian counselor may use many incidental 
means for teaching spiritual lessons. The beauty of 
natural surroundings may be used to point out the 

(Continued on page 23) 


By Edna Hamilton 

My baby boy 

Is crawling on the floor. 


Are dancing 

Through his curly hair, 

His cheeks are like 

June roses 

Blooming fair. 

Shall I teach him 

To take his first 

Wee steps ... so that 

When he 

Is grown to be a man, 

He can go marching, marching 

Off to war? 

By M. Kathleen Haley 

He had been standing in the mart 

A long and pensive hour; 

Tomorrow would be Mother's Day 

And he must have a flower — 

A certain -kind of flower, because 

It had to be — for her; 

He stepped a little closer to 

The counters where there were 

Azaleas, tulips, lilies . . . 

At the last, he flinched a bit, 

Then hurried to the daffodils, 

Deciding, "These are it!" 

So like his mother . . . radiant, 

Soft-aureoled in light; 

He paid the clerk and put them in 

Her hands that very night. 


A woman sat by a hearthside place, 

Reading a book, with a pleasant face, 

Till a child came up with a childish frown, 

And pushed the book saying, "Put it down." 

Then the mother, slapping his curly head, 

Said, "Troublesome child, go off to bed 

A great, great deal of Christ's life I must know 

To train you up as a child should go." 

And the child went off to bed to cry, 

And denounce religion — by and by. 

Another woman bent o'er a book 

With a smile of joy and an intent look, 

Till a child came up, and jogged her knee, 

And said of the book, "Put it down — take me." 

Then the mother sighed as she stroked his head, 

Saying softly, "/ never shall get it read; 

But I'll try by loving to learn His will, 

And His love into my child instill." 

That child went to bed with out a sigh, 

And will love religion — by and by. 

Author Unknown 

By Walter E. Isenhour 

When your days seem dark and your friends seem few 

And the road you travel seems rough and steep; 
When your plans all fail and your life is blue 

And you breathe a sigh and sit down to weep; 
When you'd like to find a soul that is kind 

And a heart that will send to God true prayers, 
But the world to your need seems blind — so blind, 

Remember, O remember, Mother cares! 

When your health is gone and your body is weak 

And your hope for a better day is small; 
When you'd like from your heart and mind to speak 

And unbosom the contents all — yes, all; 
But to whom could you tell your many woes 

And the things, perhaps, that your health impairs? 
The question lingers in your mind and grows . . . 

But remember, remember, Mother cares. 

When the heart of the world seems cold — so cold, 

As you seek to find some love that is true; 
When the foes of your soul and life are bold 

To denounce the grace that would take you through; 
When it seems you're down and the demons jeer 

And threaten to engulf you with their snares, 
And you're almost chilled with a thought of fear, 

Remember, O REMEMBER, Mother cares! 


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A Waynesburg school girl of 11 
years recently received the call of 
God to the ministry and despite 
her lack of experience and her 
youth she has already preached a 
two-week revival with much ac- 
complished in her ministry. 

Mary Lee Cumberledge, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Cum- 
berledge of South Morgan Street, 
under the guidance and with the 
encouragement of her pastor, Rev. 
E. R. Waller, filled the pulpit of 
the Ghurch of God, 314 South Mor- 
gan Street, and had the privilege 
of seeing her evangelistic efforts 
crowned with success, with sever- 
al definite conversions and experi- 
ences in Christ being reported. 

Mary Lee graduated from grade 
school this week and will attend 
Waynesburg High School next fall. 
It is her desire to attend the Lee 
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completion of high school and to 
prepare herself for fulltime min- 
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With the help of the Lord, the 
young people of the Warrior Church 
of God have reached their goal in 
the "New Year's and Christmas" 
contest. To raise money for our 
foreign missions program, we sold 
doughnuts, novelties, and candy. 
On the last night of the six-week 
contest, the Y.P.E. presented a play 
directed by Bob Peters, our Y.P.E. 
president. Following the play, Pas- 
tor H. E. McDowell delivered a 
message and God wonderfully bless- 
ed in the altar service. 

Linda Doss, Reporter 


Danny Atwood recently was 
crowned Mr. Jr. Y.P.E. and Brenda 
Long as Miss Jr. Y.P.E. at the Spain 
Street Church of God. This contest 
was under the capable direction of 
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$512.64 was raised in this contest. 
The church was greatly blessed 
by the efforts of these young peo- 

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Church of God 

New Orleans, Louisiana 


Miss Betty Lee Johnson was re- 
cently crowned Miss Y.P.E. of the 
War Church of God. The impressive 
crowning ceremony climaxed a 
five-week contest in which Miss 
Johnson raised $180.53 for the 

Betty is a graduate of Big Creek 
High at War. She is Y.P.E. secre- 
tary, soloist for the youth choir, 
and is active in all church activi- 

Hazel Bramer, President 

(Continued from page 5) 

Of COURSE, Mother 
Jones was delighted. Most of all, 
she rejoiced because her Heavenly 
Father had so definitely answered 
her prayers for the improvement of 
her loved ones. But she knew that 
this was not sufficient. There must 
be a real change of heart on the 
part of each. She continued her 
earnest petitions in their behalf. 

Again it was through Cousin Tom 
that God chose to answer Mother 
Jones' prayers. For the following 
July came an invitation to his 
three cousins to come for a visit 
at his house. 

They went, and while there, Tom 
took them with him to a summer 
camp. There they were made in- 
creasingly aware of Tom's good 
manners, but even more, of his 
fine character. And then they 
learned that he was that way be- 
cause he was a true Christian boy. 
He knew the Lord Jesus Christ as 
his own Friend and Saviour. 

For the first time, the Jones 
brothers came into contact with 
real Christian religion as such. 
They had known Mom's fine life, 
but she was "just Mom." Here at 
camp, they saw other boys and 
girls their age living lives of happy, 
unselfish service, yet having plenty 
of good clean fun and enjoyment 
at the same time. 

Soon the Jones brothers, too, had 
a desire for such things, and when 
Mother Jones welcomed them back 
home a little later, they were 
changed boys. Mom received much 
more thoughtful treatment, but she 
scarcely noticed it in her great 
joy over three souls saved and three 
lives, very dear to her, completely 
changed for the better. 

"The preacher at camp said," 
Henry told his mother, "that if you 
really love some persons, such as 
your mother and father, you ought 
to SHOW IT. I never had thought 
about such things, I guess. I'm 
sorry. But at least we are going 
to show our love as best we can 
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(Continued from page 25) 
ground, he wandered through a 
nearby cemetery. One headstone in 
the midst of the wooden crosses 
and tablets attracted his attention. 
On it he read, "Reverend Alex E. 
Karlson. Born in Sweden, Septem- 
ber 15, 1856. Arrived here in 1888. 
Died January 15, 1910. When he 
arrived, there was no Christian. 
When he died, there was no 

One does not have to cross oceans 
to witness, for there are wild 
frontiers of the human spirit and 
untamed jungles of the human 
soul about us. Wherever we are, we 
have an area of service. 

All about us men and women are 
living in a state of despair. Individ- 
uals are starving for spiritual re- 
freshment. They are desirous of be- 
ing freed from the mental and 
spiritual squalor to which their 
sinning has brought them. Who 
will take the message of hope? 

God, touch my ears that I might 

Above earth's din, Thy voice ring 

God, touch my eyes that I might see 
The tasks Thou'd have me do for 

God, touch my lips that I might 

Words that reveal the Narrow Way; 
God, touch my hands that I might 

Deeds that inspire men to be true; 
God, touch my feet that I might go 
To do Thine errands here below; 
A flame that ever glows for Thee 
God fill me with Thy Spirit and 

make me 
The witness that I ought to be. 



(Continued from page 17) 
greatness of God as Creator, while 
the counselor avoids leading the 
child to a worship of a nature that 
forgets its Maker. By spending a 
few minutes stargazing at night or 
going for an early morning walk, 
children may find new interests 
and wider horizons, and at the 
same time no despite is done the 
spiritual emphasis of the church 
camp. Jesus taught often in this 
manner. He noticed the lilies of 
the field and the birds of the air. 
How much more meaningful a les- 
son based on God's care for even 
a sparrow when a child has studied 
the sparrow! What color is it? What 
is its song? How big is it? It is in 
just such ways that a counselor 
meets a challenge and finds a re- 
ward. He takes the hand of a child 
and leads him toward a knowledge 
of a more abundant life. 


(Continued from page 8) 

Two complete sermons are 
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the spiritual hunger of the people. 
And many of those in the congre- 
gation stand through the two hours. 
Yet, Dr. Pierce says, when the sec- 
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mon, not one person left. 

Incidenially, Dr. Pierce noticed a 
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defiance and suspicion were writ- 
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There, being a Christian is a haz- 
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socially; all plums go to members 
of the Young Communist League, 
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organization, one must repudiate 
God and the Christian faith; the 
League has launched a vigorous 
campaign against religion on the 
part of young people in that coun- 

What would you or I do in this 

sort of situation? Give up loyalty 
to Christ and His Church? Or keep 
on believing, but only in silence, 
never letting anyone know? Or take 
the chance and openly continue our 
public worship, our allegiance to our 
Lord and His kingdom? 

Let us square our shoulders, re- 
new our dedication to the things 
we cherish and believe in, and in- 
crease our zeal to our way of life. 

Learn from Russian teen-agers? 
Of course, we can. But after we 
have learned, let us work with all 
our might, and pray that way, too. 
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for the scowl he wears on his face. 
His mother tries to hurry him, re- 
minding the whole family that the 
Sunday School devotional will start 
in only a few minutes and that 
without doubt they will all be late. 

The young boy, unmoved by the 
plea, retorts, "But I don't want to 
go to Sunday School; I want to go 
hiking with some of my friends." 

The mother replies, "But you will 
be home in just a little while; 
Sunday School will be over in forty- 
five minutes." 

Just forty-five minutes? Three- 
fourths of an hour on Sunday 
morning and Sunday School is 
over. Only three hours a month, 
thirty-nine hours a year — a day 
and one-half — and Sunday School 
is over. Over? How widespread is 
this feeling? Is the life that we live 
cluttered with space-fillers, or do 
we use the time that is ours for 

Thoreau once remarked, "As if 
you could kill time without in- 
juring eternity." How different our 
scale of values would be if we 
would think of time as a trust fund 
put in our care for which we are 
to earn the greatest possible in- 
crease within a short period of ef- 

In eternity our life will seem as 
a passing vapour, a breath, a flow- 
er. Eternity will be determined for 
us by time We live in a short 
parenthesis between the twilight 
zone of time and the dawn of 
eternity. Time, in an accelerated 
age of jet propulsion, lunar probes, 








O.W. POLEN, Directoi 

and deep space investigation, is 
wearing thin. Can we be satisfied 
with the feeling that Sunday School 
will be over in just forty-five min- 
utes, when the Psalmist prays, "So 
teach us to number our days, that 
we may apply our hearts unto wis- 
dom"? The answer is a positive 

For the pastor, the superintend- 
ent, the teacher and the individual 
class member, Sunday School goes 
beyond the classroom. The Sunday 
School is not a segment that has 
no relation to the living church. 
The Sunday School is the church 
learning, the church teaching, the 
church reaching out, the church 
winning, and the church assimilat- 
ing. It is an important living part 
of the whole church; the church 
is not whole without it. It does not 
start and stop on Sunday morning, 
but lives every day, if allowed to 
do so. 

How important is it that the 
church teach the child the prin- 
ciples of Christianity? How impor- 
tant is it that we give the child 
"a faith"? Why is it necessary to 
guide the adult in Christian living? 
Answer these questions and you 
will begin to see that the education- 
al function of the church requires 
much more time than is generally 
alloted in the life of the average 
person. Too often the officers, 
members and teachers of the 
school fail to recognize that the 
class hour is not the end of the 
school activities. 

The Sunday School is the church 
fulfilling its teaching mission. This 
mission is a continuous process. The 
church constantly teaches man 

By Charles Carpenter 
Instructor, Lee College 

from childhood throughout adult- 
hood. The teacher, in teaching, 
shares common goals with the pas- 
tor in preparing the child to know 
religion as a meaningful experi- 
ence; the young person to volun- 
tarily become a part of the fellow- 
ship, and the adult to be a loyal, 
faithful member of the living, en- 
during church. 

For the most part, 

the function of the teacher is cut 
out for him; however, the teacher 
should realize that the time spent 
in the classroom does not end his 
responsibilities at all. There is the 
personal relationship that is to be 
desired. Getting acquainted with 
the members of the class will bet- 
ter prepare him for the glorious 
work that is his. The sensitive 
teacher realizes that the work 
which has befallen him is the work 
that the Master performed; it is 
not only one of the most important 
functions that one can ever fill, 
but one of the most urgent and 
pressing tasks of the church. The 
teacher is molding the mind of the 
child, building character in youth, 
and without doubt determining to 
a large extent the future course of 
the life of the individual. 

Realizing the importance of his 
work, the discerning teacher dedi- 
cates himself to the task and pre- 
pares for the treasured experience. 
He recognizes that parents are re- 
lying on his leadership for the 


child. He also knows that the adult 
has needs that must be met. He is 
conscious of the need to know each 
person as an individual, to share 
their ideas and problems, in order 
to become a more proficient teach- 
er. This cannot be accomplished in 
forty-five minutes on Sunday 
morning. He, with the other officers 
of the school, makes advance plans, 
always working toward a new hori- 

The Sunday School worker goes 
beyong the classroom into the fu- 
ture, developing the higher poten- 
tial in the individual. His purposes 
carry him beyond the classroom. 
The church functions to bring per- 
sons of every age. group to a real 
and vital experience in Jesus Christ 
and to help them find the prom- 
ised abundance of life. The Sunday 
School goes beyond the classroom 
through the individual into the in- 
evitable social world, serving man- 
kind and becoming the salt of the 

The home is certainly an area 
into which the Sunday School 
reaches. It speaks to the fellowship 
that is found there, to the sharing 
of mutual concerns and to the com- 
mon experience of devotion to 
Christ and His cause. 

The home many times is the 
"tell-tale heart" to the members of 
the family. We are told much about 
juvenile delinquency, but perhaps 
there is justification in saying that 
it finds roots in parental delin- 
quency. During a recent debate on 
the subject, a government author- 
ity stated: "I blame not the schools 
nor the teacher. I put responsibility 
primarily on the parents." 

The .parent is aware that forty- 
five minutes on Sunday morning 
and a putting on the cloak of re- 
ligion at that time is insufficient. 
The members of the family are not 
impressed with sentimentalized 
sanctities, artificial conventional- 
ities or stereotyped reverences. 
There must be reality. Be sure the 
home will find you out. The future 
of youth is more important than 
the past, and the Sunday School 
reaches into this area as well. The 
family serves as a vital part of the 
educational nurturing area of the 
church. Surely we are appalled by 
filthy houses, rampant diseases, 

plagues of many countries and 
areas of which we read and see. 
But mentally many people are in 
this condition. Right in the home of 
the church member there are those 
spiritually diseased, who contend 
with the "plague of spiritual im- 
poverishment, hatred, bitterness 
and general frustration"; those 
with problems of the soul, who 
would never buy food that was not 
sealed in cans hermetically, in obe- 
dience to the laws of physical hy- 
giene, but the spiritual laws go un- 
heeded. The home is an arm of the 
Sunday School that reaches out 
gathering in those we dearly love. 
The purpose of this arm of the 
Sunday School is to effect encoun- 
ter with the living God and to fol- 
low up that encounter with study, 
fellowship and Christian action. 

The Sunday School with the home 
directs the child in knowing the 
right way and the wrong way. Con- 
sider the scriptures: "Thy word is 
a lamp unto my feet, and a light 
unto my path" (Psalm 119:105). 
"Train up a child in the way he 
should go: and when he is old, he 
will not depart from it" (Proverbs 

LACK OF spiritual 
training is the greatest single cause 
of juvenile delinquency, according 
to a municipal law expert speaking 
to the Seventeenth Annual Conven- 
tion of the National Association of 
Evangelicals in Los Angeles, Cali- 
fornia. Roger Arnebergh, Los An- 
geles city attorney, said that one 
juvenile court judge who studied 
cases of 8,000 boys and girls under 
17 involved in law violations re- 
ported that only 42 of them at- 
tended Sunday School regularly. 
'None had a mother or father who 
attended church," Arnebergh add- 
ed. He went further to say that 
"Before substantial progress can be 
made in curbing juvenile delin- 
quency, we must inculcate in our 
children a belief in God. It is fun- 
damental that without a belief and 
faith in a Divine Being there can 
be no true morality, no fixed and 
certain standards of right and 
wrong." Other causes of delin- 
quency and crime for which he said 
parents were responsible included 
idle time, failure to give children a 
sense of responsibility, lack of dis- 

cipline, and want of respect for au- 
thority. We would have no serious 
problem of juvenile delinquency if 
parents would assume their full re- 
sponsibilities, including setting a 
good example by their own lives. 
Sunday School must go beyond the 

Sunday School does not end with 
forty-five minutes on Sunday 
morning in that the Christian ex- 
perience means so much to the in- 
dividual member that there is a de- 
sire to share it with the whole 
world. It is the love of God for 
others that lays its compulsion on 
the Christian and makes him an 
evangelist. The Sunday School mem- 
ber is aware that his job is to help 
people come to an experience with 
Christ. We are saved to save others. 
Our responsibility is wherever the 
Christian way of life is not known; 
wherever the principles of Chris- 
tianity are not practiced, there is 
our missionary task. Christ's follow- 
ers have a real obligation to act in 
His name by personal testimony 
and precept. The Christian is aware 
that isolation is impossible. We care 
because Jesus cares. We love be- 
cause He first loved us. 

Every Christian is commissioned 
to witness.This implies that we tell 
what we know about God and His 
Son. Failure to witness may result 
in the eternal destruction of in- 
dividuals who need to hear the 
truth and see Christianity in ac- 

Edmund Burke said: "All that is 
necessary for the triumph of evil 
is that good men do nothing." 
James, in his general epistle, speaks 
thus on the subject: "Therefore to 
him that knoweth to do good, and 
doeth it not, to him it is sin" (4:17). 

We care, not because geography 
compels us, but because we are our 
brother's keeper. Man is lost, hope- 
lessly lost in darkness, and the 
Christian has the way out, which 
is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

The individual, in vital relation- 
ship with Him, will feel the love of 
God deeply. Our motive for wit- 
nessing is that God has saved us. 
How then can we but save others? 

When a man stepped out of a 
plane in Alaska recently, and had 
only an hour to spend on the 

(Continued on page 22) 



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South Carolina 

Middletown (Clayton Street). Ohio 

Cleveland (North). Tennessee 

Kannapolis. North Carolina 

Detroit Tabernacle. Michigan 

Erwin, North Carolina 

Wilmington. North Carolina 

Atlanta (Hemphill). Georgia ._ 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 
Chattanooga (North), Tennessee .... 

Jacksonville, Florida 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 

Daisy, Tennessee 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... 

BUtmore. North Carolina 

Monroe (4th Street). Michigan 

Orlando. Florida .... ... . 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), South 


Griffin. Georgia 

Whitwell. Tennessee .... 

Alabama City, Alabama 

Pontiac, Michigan 

Tampa, Florida 

Sumiton, Alabama 

Lakeland, Florida 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Charlotte, North Carolina 

Buford, Georgia 

Lenoir. North Carolina 

West Flint, Michigan .... 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina ... 

West Miami, Florida 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

Dayton (E. Fourth), Ohio 

South Rocky Mount. North Carolina 

Milford. Delaware 

Rome (North), Georgia 

Brooklyn. Maryland 

Perry. Florida 

DaytonJ-lOakridgel. Ohio 

Pulastfi. Virginia 

Phoenix (44th Street). Arizona 

Fairborn. Ohio ... 

Dillon. South Carolina 

Oak Grove, Tennessee 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 
Newport News. Virginia 
Van Dyke. Michigan 
Lumberton. North Carolina 
Rock Hill, South Carolina .... 
Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Canton (Ninth), Ohio . .... . 

Pomona. California .... 

Salisbury, Maryland 

Wyandotte. Michigan 

Macon (Napier Avenue). Georgia ... 

Columbia. South Carolina 

Langley. South Carolina 

Ft. Mill. South Carolina 

Jesup. Georgia 

Home for Children, Tennessee . 

Cleveland i South I. Tennessee 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue). 










Huntsville, Alabama 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 
West Lakeland, Florida .... 

Rossville, Georgia 

Easton, Maryland 

Baldwin Park, California .... 
Dallas, North Carolina .... 
Knoxville (Eighth Avenue), 


Norfolk, Virginia .... 

Goldsboro, North Carolina .... 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky .... .... .... _ 

Belton, South Carolina ... . 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), 


Wilson, North Carolina .... 

Lenoir Citv, Tennessee 

Washington, D. C 

Paris, Texas .... .... 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), 

Missouri .... 

McColl, South Carolina 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), 


Akron (Market), Ohio ... .... 

Plant City, Florida 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina ... 

Marion, South Carolina 

Valdosta, Georgia 

Crichton, Alabama 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 

Sanford, North Carolina 

La Follette, Tennessee ... 

Rifle Range, Florida 

Anniston, Alabama 

Greenwood (Durst Avenue), 

South Carolina 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina _ 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 

Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), 

Tennessee .... 

Clearwater, Florida 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 

Greer, South Carolina 

Birmingham (South Park), 


Miami, Florida 

East Belmont, North Carolina 

Bartow, Florida 

Eloise. Florida 

Ft. Myers. Florida .... 

Garden City, Florida 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia .... 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 

Georgetown, South Carolina 

Princeton, West Virginia 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 

Lancaster, South Carolina 

Radford, Virginia 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Dallas, Texas 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina 

West Danville, Virginia 

Asheboro, North Carolina 

Somerset, Kentucky 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Cleveland (55th), Ohio 

Fresno H/M, California 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama 
Cocoa, Florida 

Eldorado, Illinois 

Willard, Ohio 

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Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 154 

Trafford, Alabama 154 

Greenville, North Carolina 153 

Brunswick, Georgia 152 

Lawton, Oklahoma .... _ 152 

Lanes Avenue, Florida _.. 151 

Seneca, South Carolina _ 150 

Erwin, Tennessee .... 150 

Lindale, Georgia 149 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio .... 149 

Rock Hill (North), South Carolina 149 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), 

Tennessee 149 

East Orlando, Florida 148 

Lake Wales, Florida .... 148 

Pelzer, South Carolina 148 

Honaker, Virginia .... 148 

North Birmingham, Alabama 147 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 147 

Porterville, California _^-^r— .^. .... 146 

Greensboro, North Carolina 146 

Tifton, Georgia 145 

Springfield, Ohio 145 

Fitzgerald, Georgia J144 

West Winter Haven, Florida .... T44 

York, South Carolina 144 

San Pablo, California .— 143 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 143 

Louisville (Faith Temple), 

Kentucky _ 143 

Largo, Florida _• 143 

Ferndale, Michigan _ 143 

Oakley, California 142 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 142 

Montgomery, Alabama 141 

Baltimore (West), Maryland 141 

Greenville (Park Place), South 

Carolina 141 

Talladega, Alabama 140 

Sanford, Florida .... .... .... 140 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina .... .... 140 

Saddle Tree. North Carolina .... .. 140 

Lake Citv, Florida 139 

West Hollywood, Florida 139 

Winter Garden, Florida 139 

Florence, South Carolina 139 

Aiken, South Carolina 139 

La France, South Carolina 139 

Lemmon, South Dakota 139 

Sylacauga, Alabama 138 

Marietta, Georgia ... .... 138 

South Tucson, Arizona 137 

North Miami, Florida 137 

Huntington, West Virginia 137 

Thomaston, Georgia 136 

Alma, Georgia _ 136 

Rockingham, North Carolina 136 

Valdese, North Carolina 136 

Krafton, Alabama ~ _ 135 

Douglas, Georgia 135 

Alexandria, Virginia 135 

Honea Path, South Carolina 134 

Mullins, South Carolina 134 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 134 

Loxley, Alabama r 133 

Benton, Illinois 133 

Lakedale, North Carolina 133 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 133 

Fairfield, California .... 132 

Lake Worth, Florida 132 

Willow Run, Michigan 132 

Jackson (Bailey Avenue), Mississippi .... 132 

Lincolnton, North Carolina 132 

Woodruff, South Carolina 132 

West Knoxville, Tennessee 132 

North St. Petersburg, Florida 131 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky .... 130 

Dressen, Kentucky 130 

Wadesboro, North Carolina 130 

Roanoke Rapids North Carolina 130 

Walhalla (No. 1). South Carolina 130 

Mt. Zion, Alabama 129 

Pensacola, Florida 129 

Tallahassee, Florida 129 

Mooresville, North Carolina .. 129 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 129 

Gaffney, South Carolina 129 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama 128 

Santa Ana, California .... 128 

Auburndale, Florida 128 

Okeechobee, Florida 128 

North Belmont, North Carolina 128 

Poplar, California 127 

Lake Placid, Florida 127 

Hagerstown, Maryland 127 

Greenville, Mississippi 127 

McKinleyville. California 126 

Russell Springs. Kentucky .... 126 

Icard, North Carolina 126 

Conway, Sou^h Carolina 126 

Chandler, Arizona 125 

Homerville. Georgia 125 

Pinsonfork. Kentucky .. 125 

Crisfield, Maryland 125 

Lowell. North Carolina 125 

Roanoke. Virginia 125 

Clarksburg. West Virginia 125 


Total Month'y Attendance for February 
Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina ... .... 7,938 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 1,750 

Chattanooga (North), Tennessee .... 1,444 

Daisy, Tennessee 1,336 

Whitwell, Tennessee ... 1,221 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee 1,071 

Kannapolis, North Carolina ... . .... ... 1,014 

Mitchell, Indiana 792 

Lumberton, North Carolina 749 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky .... .... 655 


West Virginia .... .... 

North Carolina .... 

South Carolina .... 

Alabama ... . .... .... 

Ohio .... .... 

Georgia .... .... .... ... ... 

Florida .... 

Arkansas _ 


Pennsylvania .... 



Branch Sunday Schools organized 

sines June 30, 1959 .... 
Branch Sunday Schools reported 

as of February 29, 1960 
New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 .... .... 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 (Branch and 

New) .... 

Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
February, 1960 
200 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio 

Merc-rsburg, Pennsylvania 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 
Home for Children, Tennessee .... 

Lakeland, Florida 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 
South Carolina 


Brooklyn, Maryland .... 

Oakley, California 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), 

Ohio .... 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 

Clinton, Tennessee .... 
Savannah (Anderson Street), 

Georgia . . .... _. 

Washington, D. C 

South Rocky Mount, North 

Carolina .... 

Daisy, Tennessee .... .. .... 

Pornona, California .... 

Tampa, Florida .... ..; 

Dayton (E. Fourth), Ohio 

South Mount Zion, Georgia .... 


Goldsboro, North Carolina .... 

Wilmington, North Carolina .... .... 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky .... .... .... 

Garden City, Florida 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 

Wyandotte, Michigan ... .... 

Dayton (Oakridge), Ohio 

Fresno H/M, California .... _ 

Anniston, Alabama 

Neon, Kentucky 

Erwin, North Carolina 

Boonsboro, Maryland .... 

Middlesboroi (Noetown), Kentucky 

Paris, Texas ... . .... .... .... .... 

Dressen, Kentucky .... .... 

Albany (East), Georgia 

Fayetteville, North Carolina ... . 

Willard, Ohio .... .... 

Dayton, Tennessee 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona ... 
South Gastonia, North Carolina ... 
Kannapolis, North Carolina .... .... 

North Chattanooga, Tennessee 

Jesup, Georgia .... .... 

Woodruff, South Carolina _. 












Lenoir City, Tennessee Ill 

Adamsville, Alabama ... 130 

Christopher, Kentucky ... .... .... 110 

Zion Ridge, Alabama ... 109 

Pinellas Park, Florida .... .... .... .... .... 109 

Dallas, North Carolina . 109 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), 

South Carolina 108 

Rome (North l, Georgia ... .... .... .... 107 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 107 

Rossville, Georgia .... .... .... 106 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 106 

Muskegon, Michigan .... .... .... 105 

Pontiac, Michigan . .... .... 105 

Sanford, North Carolina .... .... 105 

Radford, Virginia .... .... 105 

Alabama City, Alabama 104 

Van Dyke, Michigan .... .... .... 104 

North Miami, Florida .. .... 102 

East Laurinburg. North Carolina .... .... 102 

Fairborn, Ohio .... 102 

Sevierville, Tennessee .... ... . .._ .... 101 

Nicholls, Georgia .... 100 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee .... 100 


Tifton, Georgia 99 

Canton (9th), Ohio .— .... 9S 

Fairfield, California .... .... 98 

Jacksonville, Florida .... .. . .... .... 98 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), 

Alabama ... . ... . .... 97 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 97 

Motoile (Crichton), Alabama 96 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio .... _ 96 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 

Tennessee 96 

Bartow. Florida .... 95 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia .... .... .... 95 

East Belmont, North Carolina 95 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio ... . ... . 95 

Princeton, West Virginia .... 95 

Cross Roads, Alabama .... .... .... 94 

Valdosta, Georgia ... 94 

Austin, Indiana .. .... .... 94 

Kokomo (Market Street), Indiana 94 

Brownfield, Texas 94 

Perry, Florida .... 93 

Sumiton, Alabama .... 92 

Langley, South Carolina 92 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee .... 92 

Lake Placid, Florida .... ... 91 

Benton, Illinois .... 91 

Ravenna. Kentucky 91 

Grays Knob, Kentucky .... .... .... 91 

Thorn, Mississippi ... . 91 

Dallas, Texas 91 

East Phoenix, Arizona 89 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania ... . ... . 89 

Combs, Kentucky .... 88 

Russell Springs, Kentucky .... .... .... 88 

Conway, South Carolina 88 

Dyersburg, Tennessee _ .... 88 

Poplar, California .... _ 87 

Torrance, California ... ... . 87 

Covington, Kentucky .... .... ... . .... .... ... . 87 

Battle Creek, Michigan .... .... .... 87 

Memphis (Mississippi Blvd.), 

Tennessee — . .... ... 87 

Maybeury, West Virginia 87 

Porterville, California — . 86 

Winter Garden, Florida 86 

Hope Road, Georgia .... .... .... 86 

Eldoradoi, Illinois 86 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina 86 

Whitwell, Tennessee .... .... 86 

Baldwin Park, California .... .... .... .... 85 

Santa Ana, California _ 85 

Lawrenceville, Illinois 85 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan .... 85 

Hagerstown, Maryland 85 

West Lumberton, North Carolina .... ... 85 

McMinnville, Tennessee . 85 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama _ 84 

Crisfield, Maryland .... .... 84 

Huntsville, Alabama ... . .... .... 82 

Jacksonville, Alabama .... .... ... 82 

Cocoa, Florida — 82 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), 

Missouri .... 82 

North Rocky Mount, North 

Carolina _ .... .... ... . 82 

Hamilton (Allstatter), Ohio .... 82 

Greenville (Woodside Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 82 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky 81 

Justice, West Virginia 81 

Orlando, Florida .... .... .... 80 

Rifle Range, Florida .... .... .... 80 

West Indianapolis, Indiana .... ... . .... ... . 80 

Lumberton, North Carolina — . 80 

Andrews, South Carolina .... .... 80 

Crestview, Florida 79 

Lawrenceville, Georgia .... ... . ... . .... ... . 79 

North Salem, Indiana 79 

Dallas (Elam Road), Texas .... 79 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 78 

Dillon, South Carolina .... 78 

Graham, Texas 

Parrott, Virginia .. 

Coaldale, Alabama 

Northport, Alabama .... .... . 

Sayre, Alabama 

Tupman, California .... .... . 

Buford, Georgia 

Marietta, Georgia .... ... . ... 

Chase, Maryland 

Stanley, North Carolina .... 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida ._ 

Baldwin, Georgia 

Newport, Kentucky .... ... . 

Lakedale, North Carolina . 
Old Fort, North Carolina 
Cleveland (55th), Ohio 
Knoxville (Eighth Avenue). 
Tennessee .... ... .... .... .. 


Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
February 30, 1960 

Saved ... . _ 

Sanctified .... .... .... .... .... .... .... 

Holy Ghost 

Added to Church .... . 

Since June 30, 1959 
Saved .... ... 

Sanctified .. 

Holy Ghost .... 

Added to Church _ 

Report of New Y.P.E.'s 

New Y.P.E.'s organized since 
June 30, 1959 








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J SCANNED THE PAPER in my typewriter and nervously wrote, "The End," 
without taking my eyes from the telephone. 
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ticked away. All morning I had waited for the call I had placed to come through. 
I reproached myself over and over for being so weak. Never again, I vowed, 
would I allow myself to be influenced by anyone. 

Suddenly the phone rang, piercing the stillness of my study. I grabbed it and 
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"I'm ready with your call to New York. Go ahead," the operator announced. 

"Hello — hello, Bill?" I said breathlessly. 

"Hello, Amelia," Bill Rogers, my agent, answered. "I have wonderful news. I 
took your play to Rockwell, and he's crazy about it. I have an appointment 
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"I'm sorry, Bill. I can't let them have it. I can't let that play be shown on tele- 
vision. Please, Bill, bring it back," I pleaded. 

"No, Amelia, not again. Please let me sell this one. It's too good to be destroyed," 
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"I can't, Bill," I answered with my heart pounding. 

"Okay, okay, if you're determined to blow your chances for success again, 
I guess it shouldn't bother me!" Bill dropped the receiver with a bang. 

I sat a long time looking at the phone, while I choked back the tears. 

That evening a cab stopped in my drive and my doorbell rang urgently. Bill 
was standing on my porch scowling. 

"I flew all the way back from New York to try to talk some sense into your 
head. You have a fortune right here, almost in your hands, and you throw it 
away. Please, Amelia, listen to reason!" Bill said coaxingly. 

"Sorry, Bill, I can't," I explained. "I shouldn't have written it. It's cheap and 
shoddy. I have a Christian obligation to the public and I can't let them down. 
I was discouraged when I wrote it, just like I was before. Now I have my feet on 
solid ground and I'm going to keep them there!" 

"Amelia — Amelia," Bill said, shaking his head sadly. "Why don't you come down 
off that pedestal. You can't reform the whole world. Among all my clients, 
you're the best writer I have. Why hide it behind a lot of noble words. You could 
be famous overnight if you'd only listen to me." 

"My writing is a gift from God, and I dedicated it to Him a long time ago," 
I answered. My heart was breaking because I could see real pain in Bill's eyes. 

Suddenly his expression changed. "You don't need an agent, Amelia. You can 
do just as well using the mail. I can't stand by and watch you write youself 
blind. What is it getting you? All my other clients are established and wealthy. 
They have trusted me, and have let me guide them. Your writing could give you 
everything you want!" 

've been your agent for five years," Bill reminded, 

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"I love my work," I said calmly. 
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"I've been your agent for five 
years," Bill reminded, "and I'm sor- 
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You'd better get yourself another 
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in a super market." 

"Writing is a very necessary part 
of my life," I explained. "I wouldn't 
want to give it up. There are three 
things necessary in the lives of all 
people: work, love, and religion. 
Work gives us pride in accomplish- 
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Love gives us an inner glow and the 
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(Continued on page 21) 

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By Pauline V. McConnell 

£— » HE FATHER IS the head of the house. He sits 

" / at the head of the table, of course, but his re- 

*^y sponsibilities as head are far more than this. 

They differ with each family and with the stage of 

the family's life. 

If you were asked what your father did, you might 
think a moment and reply, "My father brings home 
the money needed to support us. He fixes everything 
around the house. He helps us with our problems and 
signs our report cards. He takes care of chores around 
the house and washes the car." You could name hun- 
dreds of things your father does from the time he 
arises in the morning until he retires at night. 

Let us think about Father for a little while. Who 
pays for your everyday needs such as your bus fare, 
your candy bars, school essentials, and the dozen and 
one things you need yearly? Who pays the fare for 
vacation trips and all your clothes; who pays for the 
food you eat and for your shelter? Why, Father! 

Did you know the idea of Father's Day started over 
fifty years ago? For a few years the custom died down, 
but then a Father's Day Committee was formed and 
since then, Father has his special day every year on 
the third Sunday in June. 

The flower for Mother's Day is the carnation, the 
pink for the living mother, the white for mothers 
who have died. On Father's Day, people wear a lovely 
red rose for living fathers or a white rose for those 
who have died. 

The Committee also prepared a set of ten com- 
mandments for fathers. They are that Father must: 

1. Instill into his children a sense of brotherhood. 

2. Teach them good sportsmanship and fair play. 

3. Set an example of family solidarity. 

4. Make pals of his children. 

5. Impart to them a burning desire to love, honor, 
and obey their Master and their country's laws. 

6. Encourage them to apply themselves to difficult 

7. Lead in community affairs. 

8. Promote self-reliance and do-it-yourself activities. 

9. Prepare for the future security of the family and 
thus develop a sense of responsibility. 

10. Guide and prepare children for the duties and 
responsibilities of citizenship in a free society. 

STOP AND THINK for a few moments 
about your father. "Why, all along he has been obey- 
ing every one of these commandments to the letter, 
and I have been so busy with my own pleasures and 
desires, I never gave him much thought," you will find 
yourself saying. 

On Mother's Day we buy a potted plant or a bouquet 
of flowers to show our love and thoughtfulness. On 
Father's Day, it is only right that we pay homage 
to him. 

Take a good look at your father and remember all 
that for which you have to be thankful in him. Plan 
to do something special for him on his day. Tell him 
of your love and admiration. Ask your mother if you 
may prepare his favorite dishes for dinner. Buy him 
some gift he has wanted, but had to forego because 
you always needed something more. Surprise him with 
something special, and last, but not least, wear the 
biggest rose you can find, even if you have to pick one 
of his own prize blooms! 

A boy might ask his father to play a game or to 
take a long hike. There is nothing like a hike to help 
a boy get to know his father better, and know more 
of the joys of living. 

Whatever you choose to do for your father on his 
special day, remember to show him by word, deed, and 
action that he is really a very important person to you, 
and the best pal you have ever had, or would ever 

odus 20:12). 

FOR THIS IS RIGHT" (Ephesians 6:1). 


By Katherine Bevis 



CROSS THE continent and across the world, 
youth are searching for an answer to their 
i needs. 

Youth in any age are faced with definite needs. 
Whether it is the new generation facing the promised 
land in the days of Joshua or that of our twentieth 
century, they are facing a need. And youth in this 
age of labor problems, anticipated world depression, 
and forebodings as to what modern armaments will do 
to civilization, face great needs. 

Youth need confidence! 

Youth need to believe that the words of God are 
true today, just as true as when He spoke them, "As I 
was with Moses, so I will be with thee." 

An American tourist traveling in Palestine was 
greatly surprised when he first inspected a sheep- 
fold there. The enclosure was built of rock piled high 
to keep the sheep within and preying animals out. 
But, the tourist noted, though there was an opening 
through which the sheep could enter, there was no 
gate or door to shut and keep them in. 

Puzzled, he waited until the shepherd arrived with 
his flock of sheep. He asked the man: "How can you 
keep the sheep inside the sheepfold?" 

The Palestinian answered: "I am the door." 

Then he explained that, when he had brought the 
sheep inside, he himself lay down in the doorway 
and slept there through the night, keeping the sheep 
and lambs safely inside and guarding them against 
thieves and ravenous animals from without. The sheep 
and lambs slept with confidence! 

YOUTH ARE FACED with responsibility! 

A missionary was talking with a native as a large 
transport flew overhead. 

"Isn't it wonderful to see that heavy machine flying 
through the air?" asked the missionary. 

"Not at all," was the man's amazing reply. "It was 
made to fly!" 

Youth are faced with a purpose! 

Jesus says, "Take my yoke upon you, if you would 
be my follower." The Lord says: "Take this talent and 
put it to the exchangers, if you would be my faithful 

Youth are faced with the need of the right direc- 

The old pilgrim, after crossing the wide chasm, 
paused upon reaching the other side in order to build 
a bridge across that dangerous tide. When questioned 
by a fellow pilgrim, why, at his age, he would take 
tjie time for this, he replied in the words of the poet: 


oifer smk'ase 

". . . There followeth after me today 

A fair-haired youth who must pass this way. 

The chasm which held no fears for me 

To the fair-haired youth may a pitfall be. 

He, too, must cross in the twilight dim. 

My friend, I am building this bridge for him." 

Youth need courage! 

In the words of Ellen Wheeler Wilcox: 

"All those who journey, soon or late, 
Must pass within the Garden's Gate; 
Must kneel alone in darkness there, 
And battle with some fierce despair. 
God pity those who cannot say: 
'Not mine, but Thine' ; who only pray, 
'Let this cup pass,' and cannot see 
The purpose in Gethsemane." 

It is true, our day has changed vastly from that of 
Moses and Joshua. But the reality of the need of life 
is the same. 

Youth's greatest need is "partnership with God" in 
this "big search" for security. By trusting Him as the 
Senior Partner, by making complete commitment to 
Him, youth of the twentieth century are as secure as 
was David when he went out to meet Goliath. 


TEXT: ". . . and 
upon this rock 

I will build my 
church; and the gates 

of hell shall 
not prevail against it," 
Matthew 16:18 

By Paul L. Walker 

INTRODUCTION: Turning from 
the first part of this message in 
which it was revealed that in times 
like these the Bible is our only 
hope and refuge; it becomes ne- 
cessary that our entire attention 
be focused on one portion of God's 
eternal Word that will offer us the 
maximum hope in these days. Per- 
haps the most practical text to 
serve this purpose is found in the 
very profound statement of Christ: 
"And upon this rock I will build 
my church; and the gates of hell 
shall not prevail against it." To 
derive the greatest benefit from 
these power-packed words, let us 
make a close analysis of the text. 

"Upon this rock" 

This perhaps is one 

of the most wonderful statements 
of the entire Holy Writ, for herein 
is revealed a fundamental truth of 
all Christendom, the foundation of 
the Church. While there appears 
much controversy concerning its 
correct meaning, when one sees 
the story and the setting of the 
Scripture, it becomes very lucid 
to the investigator. 

Christ is seated with His com- 
pany of disciples and the discus- 
sion has turned to a summarizing 
panel review of what has been ac- 
complished to this particular point. 
In a general way, the Lord asks 
what the opinion at large con- 
cerning Him appears to be. The 
disciples retort that many feel He 
is John, or 'Ellas, or Jeremias, or 
some other prophet. Then, ap- 
parently with more feeling and 
intensity, Christ directs the ques- 
tion in a more specific and ur- 
gent manner to His followers. With- 
out hesitiation, without fear of 
contradiction, without doubt, with- 
out qualification, Simon Peter, the 
brazen, brash, blabber-mouth 
fisherman who possesses a talent 
for saying the wrong thing at the 
wrong time, blurts out fervently 
and furiously, "Thou art the Christ, 
the Son of the living God." There 
can be no doubt that this man, 
Peter, was anointed of God to 
utter this profundity, for herein 
is set the principle or the blueprint 
for these trying days. Christ im- 
mediately recognizes the potency 

and truth of the statement and 
retorts, "Thou art Peter, and upon 
this rock, I will build my church." 
In essence from the original lan- 
guage Christ said, "Thou art Petros 
(a fragmentary piece of rock) and 
upon this Petra (the original rock, 
Christ), I will build my church." 

Thus Christ has said, "Peter, you 
have recognized me for whom I 
really am; you have revealed your 
faith and belief in me and my work, 
and I am therefore building my 
church according to the blueprint 
of your confession of faith in me 
as the true Christ — the foundation 
stone and original rock." 

In times like these, we must ex- 
ert and reveal this unfeigned faith 
that will make us pieces and frag- 
ments of the original rock, Christ 
Jesus. Too often we have preached 
faith rather than practiced faith. 
We have reduced faith to an at- 
tention getter and congregation 
builder rather than allowed it to 
become an integral part of true 
Christian living. Faith today stands 
as more than a jinni to bring a 
magic solution only in the time of 
trouble; faith is more than magic 
words to produce miraculous oc- 
currences; faith is more than a 
patent medicine to be used only 

in the time of aches and pains. 
Faith is a gift from God. Faith is 
a telescope that looks to God in 
every situation; faith is a feeble 
hand that reaches out for strength 
from the sustaining clasp of the 
omnipotent hand of God; faith is 
dynamite that blasts out unbelief 
and brings trust; faith is a song 
to be sung in the darkest night; 
faith is a declaration that stands 
despite overwhelming odds. Faith 
is a voice that cries out: Take 
God at His Word! Remember, God 
has never failed! God is concerned 
about you! Be optimistic and cheer- 
ful regardless of the problem! 
Launch out into the deep for 

In times like these, we must have 
the blueprint of faith which will 
produce an assurance in the gospel 
to make men of today echo the 
sounds of yesteryear with Job, 
"Though God slay me, yet shall I 
trust Him"; with David, "Yea, 
though I walk through the valley 
of the shadow of death, I will fear 
no evil"; with Isaiah, "Thou wilt 
keep him in perfect peace whose 
mind is stayed upon thee"; with 
Peter, "Give diligence to make your 
calling and election sure ... if ye 
do these things, ye shall never fall"; 
with Paul, "For I am persuaded 
that neither death, nor life, nor 
angels, nor principalities, nor pow- 
er, nor things present, nor things 
to come, nor height, nor depth, nor 
any other creature, shall be able 
to separate us from the love of 
God, which is in Christ Jesus our 
Lord." In times like these, we need 
the blueprint, "Upon this rock." 

"I will build." 

it is essential that we know the 
Builder. Only one personality in 
all the story of creation can make 
the statement, "I will build." This 
person is Christ. He is the Builder 
of the Church. As Jehovah revealed 
Himself in the Old Testament as 
the great I AM, even so is Christ 
revealed as the incarnate I AM in 
the New Testament. Christ who is 
co-eternal, co-existent, and co- 
equal with God is in all phases of 
life the Builder. 
Christ is the I AM of creation. 

As the Bible conclusively reveals, 
"all things were made by Him . . ." 
It was He who by His hand of om- 
nipotence set the molecules awhirl 
to bring matter into motion. It 
was He who by His hand of om- 
niscience sprinkled 3,000 million 
stars in our galaxy to shine upon 
earth's inhabitants. It was He who 
by His hand of omnipresence placed 
Mercury 36 million miles from the 
Sun, Venus 67 million miles from 
the Sun, Earth 93 million miles 
from the Sun, Mars 141 million 
miles from the Sun, Jupiter 483 
million miles from the Sun, Uranus 
1,782 million miles from the Sun, 
Neptune 2,793 million miles from 
the Sun, and placed Pluto at such 
a distance man has not yet meas- 
ured the miles. It was He who by 
His hand of grace made man in 
His own image and then became in 
the likeness of man to perform his 

This same Christ is the I AM 
of the Church. He is the Builder 
from the foundations of the world; 
through His priestly office, ours can 
be a new hope in times like these. 
Through Christ a new day has 
dawned. In times like these, Christ 
is the only answer, for in Him 
there is a new and better covenant 
— not a testament of earthly sacri- 
fice, not a testament of mortal 
priesthood, not an offering of ani- 
mal blood, not a religion of ritual 
and form, not a covenant doomed 
to die, not an agreement of letter 
and law, not a testament destined 
to pass away; nay, but a better 
sacrifice, a better hope, a better 
covenant written in the hearts of 
men and sealed forever by the 
sacrifice once and for all of the 
only and eternal high priest, Jesus 
Christ. In times like these, we must 
know the Builder. 

"My Church" 

rightly called the Church Age, for 
we are living in a day of more 
church activity than ever before. 
This fact, however, has not cured 
our ills, but rather, in many in- 
stances, has caused gross confusion, 
for the perplexity of the age is re- 
vealed in this question, "Which 
church is the right church?" 

Thanks be unto God, there is an 
answer to this perplexity. Choose 
the Church that Christ has built. 
He stated "I will build my church." 
This is the Church that crosses 
denominational barriers; this is the 
Church that supersedes creeds and 
ceremonies; this is the Church into 
which only the blood of Calvary 
can give entry; this is the Church 
that only born-again believers can 
inherit; this is the spiritual Church 
of the body of Christ, for "Now ye 
are the body of Christ, and mem- 
bers in particular" (1 Corinthians 

To understand this Church, how- 
ever, it must be recognized as an 
organism rather than an institu- 
tion. In critical times like these 
when Satan is making his last 
stand, the church must be more 
than an institution where congre- 
gations gather, where hymns are 
sung, where children are trained, 
where tithes are paid, and where 
fellowship is enjoyed. It must be 
this and more, too. The Church 
must become the living organism 
of Christ in the world. It must 
stand as a spiritual house: "Ye 
also, as lively stones, are built up a 
spiritual house" (1 Peter 2:5). It 
must stand as the temple of God: 
"In whom all the building fitly 
framed together groweth unto an 
holy temple in the Lord" (Ephesians 
2:21). It must stand as the pillar 
and ground of the truth: "But if 
I tarry long, that thou mayest 
know how thou oughtest to behave 
thyself in the house of God which 
is the church of the living God, 
the pillar and ground of the truth" 
(1 Timothy 3:15). It must finally 
stand as the bride of Christ: "That 
he might present it to himself a 
glorious church, not having spot, 
or wrinkle, or any such thing; but 
that it might be holy and without 
blemish" (Ephesians 5:27). 

To fully evaluate and realize the 
benefits of the building of Christ, 
the conscientious Christian must 
find a place of service to fulfill 
the obligations of the spiritual 
body of Christ. Herein the Church 
must be seen as literal rather than 
mystical. The very nature of the 
commission of the Church demands 
a literal organized body to carry 
(Continued on page 20) 

Loving Unlovely People 





Walter Ambrose 

/ / people enjoy making fun. 
— <v They are quick-witted and 
therefore miss little that is to be 
seen. Some adults, too, are im- 
pulsive and do not always consider 
what will be the effect of what 
they do. Their thought is translated 
into action almost before they are 
conscious of it. 

Here is a little story you may like 
to think about. One day a girl 
whom we will call Linda was ac- 
companying her parents to a school 
pageant. Linda and a group of her 
high school friends walked a few 
yards ahead of her parents, so they 
met the unattractive, rather 
homely woman first. Linda nudged 
Jill and Jill nudged Kathy. Kathy, 
in turn, pulled at Elizabeth's pony- 
tail to get her attention. They all 
looked at the woman and proceeded 
to give an imitation of her walk. 
Linda touched her nose, then her 
own well-shaped mouth, and mo- 
tioned to that of their victim. 
Linda's father quickly came up to 
the girls and said, "All of you 
should be ashamed of yourselves. 
What can you be thinking of? 
Where is your Christian spirit?" 

First one girl, then the other, 
hung their heads. Looking up at 
her father, Linda said, "Well, she 
does look different! She walks dif- 
ferently, too. We really didn't mean 
to poke fun at her, honestly, 

"One of you go and help her 
across the street. She apparently 

doesn't see very well either." Linda 
promptly obeyed. Elizabeth quick- 
ened her steps and took the wom- 
an's other arm and the three 
crossed the wide boulevard. Ar- 
riving on the other side, what was 
their surprise and confusion to 
hear a sweet voice say in perfectly 
beautiful English, "God bless you 
for helping me. Surely you are both 
very charitable young ladies!" It 
was then that Linda knew their 
victim was blind! 

NONE OF US are really 
bad at heart; sometimes we just 
do not stop to think! There are 
times when we are ready to laugh 
at anything we see, without due 
consideration for the feelings of 
others. God wants us to be happy. 
He wants us to be cheerful. But 
He does not want us to purchase 
our fun at the expense of our 
neighbor. Mockery is a sign of 
narrow-mindedness and selfishness. 
Love is an amazing thing! It will 
make the most unattractive person 
seem attractive. Love makes people 
look for the good qualities in each 
other, instead of the bad. This is 
why God is so forgiving and under- 
standing with us. He loves all of 
His children regardless of how un- 
attractive they are. God can see 
beautiful things in the heart of the 
homeliest person alive. Of course, 
this does not mean that He is blind 
to our sins and shortcomings, for 
He is too wise for that, but He 
does not ridicule us in spite of 

"When God made the heart of 
man, the first thing He gave it 
was goodness." Let goodness be 
your chief quality. Let us not think 
of ourselves as "charitable young 
ladies and gentlemen" merely by 
a title of courtesy; it is easy to be 
charitable in reality. 

If GOD CAN love un- 
lovely people and can see beauty 
in them, what about us — what can 
we see? Perhaps in the past it has 
been hard to show Christian love to 
young people in our crowd who do 
not attract us in the least. If we 
have Christ in our hearts and ask 
His help, ANYTHING is possible. 
Think of the unattractive and un- 
lovely people for whom Christ sac- 
rificed so much. What about the 
people suffering from leprosy? 
What about those victims whom 
Christ held tenderly in His arms 
and cured? 

One thing above all others that 
will help to change your feelings 
toward some unattractive person 
in your group is to do something 
special for that person. Why not 
ask that certain boy or girl for a 
ride in your car? Why not ask him 
over for dinner one night soon? 
It might be nice to ask that un- 
attractive girl to join your club, or 
to join you on some particular trip 
you plan. Not only will you feel 
better, but something will happen 
within you that will actually make 
your new friend look more attrac- 
tive and lovely. You will almost 
wonder why you did not see it be- 
fore. Ask God to help you to think 
of kindnesses you may show to 
others. Talk with God, take Him 
into your confidence, and ask Him 
to help you today to obey His will. 
Ask God to remove any signs of 
unloveliness in you, and to guide 
you to do what is just, right, and 

By your own goodness, your kind- 
ness, and constant sympathy for 
others, reflect in some manner the 
goodness of God. 

"If God so loved us, we ought 
also to love one another" (1 John 


Mighty to Save 

and to Heal 

By Wallace A. Ely 

{-) OME PEOPLE called Jeff 

^ "Barabbas" because so many 
•. — «J young and old, seemed to 
say, "Give us Jeff and let Jesus be 
crucified." Yes, Jeff taught more 
young men to gamble, to drink, and 
to follow other sinful practices than 
any other man of his vicinity. Too, 
he enticed many girls into lives of 
sin. Then Jeff was an ace demon 
around whom sinful men and wom- 
en revolved. At least that is what 
he said of himself until members 
of the Pentecostal church near his 
home led him to Christ and prayed 
with and for him until every cell of 
his body seemed to be surcharged 
with the Holy Spirit. 

I was not a member of the Pen- 
tecostal church, but my brother, 
Calvin, and I did join those who 
belonged in leading Jeff to a saving 
knowledge of Jesus Christ and to 
an abundant Christian life. Calvin 
and I saw how Christ can save 
the greatest of sinners, and several 
years later we came to know that 
Christ is just as great to heal. 

The understanding that Christ 
is mighty to save came when we 
saw one of the greatest of sinners 
saved and sanctified to a life fully 
surrendered to the glory of God. 
Then the healing came when the 
angel of death was past due to 
bear our sister's spirit back to God 
who gave it. The doctor said she 
must go, but for some reason un- 
known to the doctor, life remained 
in her mortal body. All of us were 
resigned to her going. 

broken because of his past sins. 
He could never understand how 
God could save such a wretch as 
he had been. That was why he 
lived so determined to serve the 
Lord any way and every way pos- 

One of his many chances to do 

great things for God came when we 
stood in my sister's yard. "Are you 
and Calvin going to let your sister 
die when God is so willing and so 
able to heal her?" Jeff asked me. 
Calvin heard him. 

I knew that God was able, but 
I could not grasp the fact that He 
was willing to make her well. 

"I will gladly pray with you for 
Sister," I told Jeff, my faith grow- 
ing to mustard seed size. 

"Yes, we will," Calvin said in a 
voice that vibrated with confidence. 

Soon we were in the woods a 
few hundred yards from Sister's 
home. We knelt beside a large 
sweetgum tree. Calvin and I prayed 
that if it could be according to 
God's will, that He would raise 
Sister from her bed and restore her 

Then Jeff gave a cry of victory. 
"Praise your holy name for healing 
Mary. Let both the lost and saved 
ones in the house, on the porch, in 
the yard, and all over our com- 
munity know that thou art a God 
mighty to save and mighty to heal," 
he said. 

I had heard Sister's agonizing- 
wails that day and into the night 
until it seemed that I could not 
stand to hear another one. Nor did 
I hear another one. Her moans of 
agony stopped short. "Dead," I mut- 
tered to myself. "There must be a 
stumphole near and my faith has 
fallen into it." 

We started back into the house. 
Jeff became happier and his claim 
of victory grew more certain. 

When we reached the house, Jeff 
rushed into the house, but Calvin 
and I stopped in the yard. 

"Wallace, you and Calvin come 
on into the house. Jeff wants us to 
thank God for His healing me," 
came Sister's voice from the door. 

And what a praise service we 


dare to be different 

By Eino H. Johnson 


Y FATHER ONCE told me, 
"If you want to make your 
mark in this world, you 
must dare to be different." 

As I look back over the years, I 
realize how right he was. The boys 
and girls with whom I associated 
during my teens are now adults, 
and the most successful among 
them are those who dared to be 

There is Harold Bullard, for ex- 
ample. I remember him as a bril- 
liant, dark, handsome student 
whom we youngsters considered 
"too serious." Harold was deeply in- 
terested in religion, and he set him- 
self high standards of behavior. At 
times our crowd did things we knew 
to be wrong, yet many went along 
with the crowd for fear of being 
branded "chicken" if they refused. 
But not Harold. When he knew it 
was wrong to do certain things, he 
would quietly refuse to participate. 
Harold never sought popularity; 
yet we all liked and respected him. 

Today Harold is a well-loved 
medical missionary on a faraway 
tropical island. Still daring to be 
different, he left a high-salaried 
position in a large hospital to go 
and administer to some of the 
Lord's underprivileged people. And 
he is finding happiness in serving 
God and his fellow man. 

Daring to be different is not 
really difficult. What it amounts to 
is simply being your own best self, 
for each of us is uniquely different 
from every other person in the 

Perhaps you think you are being 
yourself. But are you really doing 
so? Or are you simply behaving 
like a carbon copy of the other 
members in your crowd? 

That is what one of 

my former classmates, Sylvia Lar- 
.sen, was doing. She was a slender 

blonde with honest blue eyes and a 
lovely wistful smile. Alone, she was 
a sweet and unspoiled young lady, 
but when she was out with the 
crowd, she was entirely different. 
At such times she would vie for 
attention against the loudest, most 
brazen girls in the group, and she 
would do sq by employing their own 
cheap methods. It was not long un- 
til Sylvia was regarded as one of 
the fastest girls in the crowd. 

One day, as I was cutting through 
the park on my way home from 
school, I saw Sylvia seated alone 
on a bench. As I drew near, I saw 
her hastily brush a handkerchief 
across her eyes, and I realized that 
she had been crying. Sitting down 
beside her, I tried to talk to her 
to discover what her trouble was. 
At first she refused to tell me; 
then she suddenly crumpled and 
began to cry anew. 

"It — it's just me," she sobbed. "I 
know what you boys think of me. 
An exciting number, that's what 
Speedy Ramage called me today. 
But I'm not — not really. It makes 
me ashamed and scared to have 
to act that way." 

"B-but why do you do it then?" 
I asked. 

"Why? Because I want to be 
popular like the other girls, that's 
why," replied Sylvia. 

Poor Sylvia! In her longing for 
popularity, she had made the tragic 
mistake of trying to be somebody 
other than her own best self. For- 
tunately, she came to recognize the 
error of her ways, but she had to 
struggle long and hard before she 
overcame the bad reputation she 
had earned. 

Like sylvia, some 

young people today confuse popu- 
larity with notoriety. To win the 
lasting admiration and respect of 

your friends, you must have char- 
acter, not be one. And a person of 
character is one who dares to be 
different when his companions act 
in an unseemly manner. 

If you want to be the kind of 
person who stands out in the crowd, 
do not be a carbon copy. When the 
crowd acts immaturely boisterous, 
dare to be different by acting quiet- 
ly dignified. When the crowd de- 
cides to do something you know is 
wrong, dare to be different by re- 
fusing to participate. True, a few 
in the group may call you "chick- 
en," but the majority will like and 
respect you for being yourself. Very 
probably, even the few who call 
you "chicken" will secretly envy 
you your strength of character. 

Never let what others think sway 
you from being your own best self. 
If you have big dreams and big 
hopes that seem silly to others, re- 
member you have them because 
you are you. Since you are different 
from every other person on earth, 
you cannot expect others to fully 
understand and appreciate your 
dreams. Instead of worrying about 
being ridiculed, work purposefully 
to attain your goals. Remember 
that many of the greatest inventors, 
explorers, scientists, writers, and 
philosophers the world has ever 
known were subjected to the scorn 
and ridicule of the crowds. 

When I was a youngster, my 
friends teased and ridiculed me be- 
cause I loved to read and write 
poetry. I wanted to be accepted by 
the gang, and acceptance could 
have been won more easily and 
quickly had I been willing to give 
up poetry. But I wanted to be a 
poet and author too much to give 
up, despite the fact that this 
caused me to be called a sissy. 

My love for reading and writing 
(Continued on page 25) 


L A N N 

A E 

C"7 ERRI," SAID MOTHER, as she watched 
§ her little daughter trying hard to put on 
*-^^ a pair of shoes that she had outgrown, 
"I think those shoes are too small for you. Per- 
haps we should find some little girl who needs 
some shoes and give them to her." 

"Mother," said Terri, "I know what we could 
do with them. Our Sunday School teacher told 
us last Sunday that the people in other countries 
need shoes and clothes." 

"Why, Terri," said Mother, "I have a wonder- 
ful idea. Let's get out your fall clothes today 
and see how many of them will fit you. And 
those you have outgrown we can take to the 
church along with your shoes. I am sure that some 
little girl in a faraway land will be made very 

Terri got all her clothes from the closet and 
laid them carefully on the bed. 

"Now," said Mother,, "we will try each one on 

"Oh, Mother," said Terri, holding up a pretty 
brown velvet dress that Aunt Kay had given her, 
"I DO hope this one still fits. I don't want to 
give it away." 

"Now, Terri," said Mother, "we want to share 
what we have with those who do not have. And 
we must not have a selfish spirit about our shar- 
ing. You have so many pretty dresses, and perhaps 
the little girl who gets this one never had a nice 
dress in her life." Mother slipped the velvet dress 
over Terri's head and pulled it down. Then she 
said: "Now walk out a little bit and let me see 
how it fits." 


ERRI WALKED away from 
Mother. "My," exclaimed Mother, "I didn't real- 
ize that my little girl had grown so much in a 
year. We just can't let you try to wear that dress 
the way it fits you even now." 

"And that one was my favorite," said Terri. 
"But I am glad that some other little girl will get 
to wear it, and I know she will think it is pretty." 

"Now that's the way to talk," smiled Mother, 
as they tried on another dress and found it too 
small, also. "Why, Terri, we are going to have 
quite a nice box to take to the church," Mother 
said as one dress after another proved to be 

Soon the box was filled to the top with good 
warm clothes and shoes. 

"We will try to take these things to the church 
Saturday afternoon," said Mother. 

"Oh, Mother," said Terri, "Please let's take 
them by today. I want my velvet dress to get to 
some little girl right away and make her happy." 

"That's a wonderful idea," said Mother, hug- 
ging Terri close to her and kissing her golden 
curls, "and I am so happy that my little girl 
wants to share. But before we take the box to 
the church, let's learn a Bible verse that teaches 
us to share with those who are in need. 'Blessed 
is he who considers the poor' " (Psalm 41 :1 RSV) . 




By O. W. Polen 

National Sunday School and 
Youth Director 

The REVISED Sunday School 
and Y.P.E. STANDARDS became 
effective with January 1, 1960, 

Of particular significance are 
the Sunday Schools and Y.P.E.'s 
listed below which have achieved 
of January 1, 1960. This was no 
easy task since the revised 
STANDARDS set forth new and 
challenging goals, necessitated 
by an ever-expanding Sunday 
School and youth program. 
Within a six months' period (the 
revised STANDARDS were intro- 
duced to the churches around 
July 1, 1959), these Sunday 
Schools and Y.P.E.'s met the 
Silver Shield requirements. 

For this achievement, the Na- 
tional Sunday School and Youth 
Department heartily commends 
these churches and their leaders. 


East Brewton 
Pell City 
West Annlston 
ARKANSAS Heber Springs 

Mount Olive 
New Summit 
El Segundo 
FLORIDA Clearwater 
La Belle 
Land O' Lakes 

Sulphur Springs 

Hemphill Avenue 
Avondale Estates 












East Gary 

West Indianapolis 


Market Street 

South Bend 



South Santa Fe 

Highland Park 
Louisville, Portland 
East Greenville 
Kansas City 
St. Louis, Gravols 

Brooklyn, Bay Ridge 
Charlotte, Parkwood 
Gastonia, 7th Avenue 

C & Adams 
East Belmont 
OHIO Columbus. 

Frebis Avenue 

7th & Chestnut 





Mount Union 

McDuffie Street 

Lake City 

Spartanburg. North 
Ware Shoals 


Lewellyn Harris 
F. T. Dlsmukes 
Lillle Mae Mooney 
R. E. Melvin 
O. C. Hardin 
R. H. Maxwell 
O. V. Sewell 
W. C. Gore 
J. R. Lenning 
K. K. Adams 
A. S. Falkner 
J. E. Dement 
J. C. Dudley 
R. L. Ball 
J. R. James 
L. E. Talley 
Frank Bowers 
Floyd Holt 
J. P. Simms 
John Best 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
H. L. Chesser 
James C. Manning 
Kenneth Dupree 
H. B. Ramsey 
H. E. Boyette 
Vance West 
E. L. Newton 
William F. Morris 

Earl Paulk, Jr. 
Jim O. McClaln 
Sam Edmunds 
Glen Kramer 
J. R. Berry 
H. W. Cook 
J. D. Combs 

C. E. Swenson 
Morton Thomas 

Melvin Porter 
Chester Shaner 

Walter E. Purcell 
W. E. Holcombe 

W. G. Beavers 
J. H. Cloud 
Carl Cox 
J. E. Polsen 
M. C. Salmon 
R. H. Sumner 
R. G. Hathorn 
C. H. Matthews 
H. P. Ford, Jr. 
(Not Given) 
L. E. Holdman 

A. M. Dorman 
L. J Williams 
David Green 
V. B. Grassano 
Archie Luke 

Mrs. H. A. Fowler 

G. G. Easom 
G. F. Carter 

F. M. Vaughan 
H. L. Helms 

B. F. Darnell 

Henry B. Ellis 
John K. Wolfe 

E. O. Byington 

H. C. Jenkins 
T. L. Williams 
W. L. Mackey 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 

Max L. Atkins 
J. L. Holland 
J. W. Terry 
W. Frank Smith 
James Wiley 
Marion Tripp 

G. C. Spencer 
B. S. Myers 


Arlle Newman 
Nolan Futral 
Charlie Brackin 
Comer Bobo 
L. V. Wright 
Roy Smith 
H. E. Ford 
Cecil Colvin 
Murl Hand 
William Ball 
J. C. Willingham 
Arnold Stone 
Clyde Wiley 
Charles Whitfield 
Emmett Young 
Eugene Hood 
John Bowers 
Raymond Martendill 
Ruth Tharp 
William Broadway 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
C. O. Johnson 
Fred M. Postell 
Guy E. Cleveland 
Paul Murray 
Bural Browning 
A. P. Baldree 
Ozzie Williams 
Frank Johnson 

Lee Watson 
Donald E. Smith 
Robert Mick 
Edward Joplin 
W. M. Peterson 
Thomas Fields 
Ira J. Robinson 

Ed Frazier 

Mary Esther Howard 

Irene Triplett 

Billy Clark 

W. R. Bolte 

James R. Rodgers 
Elmer Williams 

William Ferguson 
James Corley 
Bobby Tomlinson 
Frank Rowe, Jr. 
M. C. Salmon 
Luther W. Smith 
Colen Brown 
Daniel M. Salters 
Jack Ezell 
(Not Given) 
Ancil Williams 
Curtis Lentz 
Ray Drake 
Mrs. John Erickson 
L. T. Gremmell 
Donald Martin 
V. L. Crenshaw 

John B. Dees 
Nick Duncan 
Miles Trivett 
W. L. LeQulre 
Lonnie Strickland 

Locle Vance 
Ralph Murphy 

Virgil McQueen 

Thornton McClaln 
Donald Hamons 
Louie King 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 

J. C. Childers 
Ray McCarter 
Paul Holmes 
Bobby Foxworth 
R. L. Foster 
N. T. Walker 
Ben Rogers 
Henrv H. Burns 


Meridian Street 
NORTHWEST TEXAS North Wichita Falls 
Mineral Wells 
VIRGINIA South Boston 
Pine Grove 

OF GOD, U.S.A. Dahohee 


H. A. Mushegan 
C. M. Newman 
H. M. Hunt 
C. H. Webb 

M. C. Roberson 
L. L. Green 
W. E. Mitchell 
S. B. McCane 
S. H. Landreth 
L. S. Haymore 
John Harris 
T. R. Collins 
M. E. Porter 
Ivan Morgan 
Harold Llntner 
Caroline Bachman 

J. R. Davis 


Alfred Gann 
Elmer Thurman 
John A. Gibson 
Albert Mahan 

Hoyt Elliott 
(Not Given) 
Dan Tomlin 
Henry Womack, Jr. 
Harold Haga 
D. J. Slzemore 
Kenneth Darnell 
J. R. Collins 
Ronald Stacy 
Clayton Baughman 
Arlie Wiley 
Lee Rushforth 

Gilhealia Dolphy 



ALABAMA Alexander City 
West Annlston 

Mount Olive 
San Jose 
FLORIDA East Orlando 
Sulphur Springs 
KANSAS Pittsburg 
KENTUCKY East Bernstadt 

Louisville, Portland 
DELAWARE Georgetown, Delaware 
Hagerstown, Maryland 
Odenton, Maryland 
NEW YORK Brooklyn, Bay Ridge 
OHIO Centerburg 

Clayton Street 
Middletown, Oxford 
North Rldgeville 
Love Joy 
Lake City 
Ware Shoals 
TENNESSEE North Cleveland 
NORTHWEST TEXAS Riverside, Fort Worth 
VIRGINIA South Boston 
Oak Hill 

OF GOD, U.S.A. Dahohee 


W. W. Parker 
C. S. Owens 
H. E. Lambert 
H. V. Honson 
O. V. Sewell 
J. R. Lennlng 
J. C. Stewart 
T. M. Duncan 
J. C. Dudley 
J. R. James 
Floyd Holt 
J. P. Slmms 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
Philemon Roberts 
Kenneth Dupree 
O. P. O'Bannon 
William F. Morris 
C. M. Newton 
Chester Shaner 
Otis Sanders 
J. H. Cloud 

Danny Moore 
Thomas Culp 
M. C. Salmon 
C. H. Matthews 
H. P. Ford, Jr. 
Alvin Anderson 
V. B. Grassano 
S .A. Luke 
H. L. Helms 
Cora Watson 
John K. Wolfe 

H. C. Jenkins 
J. W. Hughes, Sr. 
Charles Bergler 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
Thomas Ashley 
Clell W. Ray 
W. Frank Smith 
G. C. Spencer 

B. S. Myers 
F. W. Goff 

C. M. Newman 
H. M. Hunt 

J. T. Gilliam 
S. B. McCane 
L. S. Haymore 
T. R. Collins 
R. E. Pope 
W. R. Baker 
Earl P. King 
Caroline Bachman 

J. R. Davis 


Gloria McClellan 
Ruby Whitworth 
Peggy Crauswell 
Cleve Speakman 
Ruth Daniel 
James T. Morton 
Wayne Toomer 
Eddie Knight 
N. W. Barger 
Curtis Reeves 
Opal Dean Mehary 
Pauline Coots 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
Faith Hamm 
Charles Klrkland 
Midge Benton 
Dollle Mulllkan 
Paulyne Bandy 
Delia Bolte 
Mary Hocker 
Dorothy Geary 

Esther Wllley 
Betty Wise 
Dorothy Frizzelle 

Donald Thompson 
Ronnie Tilghman 
Robert Poe 
Ida Chico 

Naomi Deans 
Mrs. Willard Abee 

Nell Watson 
Walter Hltte 

Kelly Gibson 
Flora Taylor 
Louise Smith 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
(Not Given) 
Clarence Williams 
Ruth White 
Cecil Coward 
Sarah Chapman 
Betty Harris 

Bernice Stout 
Elmer Thurman 
J. B. Enochs 
(Not Given) 
Betty Womack 
Andy C. White 
Pauline Dingess 
Hazel Gills 
June Smith 
Glorlne Belcher 
Annie Moren 

Gilhealia Dolphy 

*Reprinted from The Southern 
Standard, McMinnville, Tennessee 
newspaper. The traveling editor and 
photographer lor this newspaper is 
Mr. Rayford Davis of McMinnville. 

Without Auto, Farmer Sets Near_ 
Periect Sunday School Record 

Without the use of an automobile, a modest 61-year-old Campaign farmer has 
a forty-two-year perfect attendance record in Sunday School, except for six Sun- 
days, and he has not missed a day since 1941. 

O. M. Hitchcock, a native of Van Buren County, has walked in heat, rain, 
and snow to get to Sunday School all those forty-two years. He first attended 
Sunday School in Laurel Cove in Van Buren County on the first Sunday in May in 
1911. "I was thirteen then," Hitchcock said, "and I had to dig ginseng to buy my 
first hat I wore to Sunday School. The hat cost twenty-five cents. Knee pants 
were the style then for young boys." 

In 1918 Hitchcock joined the Campaign Church of God where he had attended 
since it was established in 1914. He gave this account for his faithfulness in at- 
tending Sunday School. "If you do not go to Sunday School, you will be doing 
something else you should not be doing," he said smiling, "and I figure the best 
way to keep out of meanness is to stay away from it by attending Sunday School." 

A proud memory of the "Sunday School goer" is when his church held in his 
honor "O. M. Hitchcock Sunday." During this service, a certificate from the Na- 
tional Sunday School and Youth Board was presented to him for being an "out- 
standing Sunday School scholar." A letter read at the presentation from O. W. 
Polen, National Director of the Sunday School and youth work of the church, 
stated, "To my knowledge, very few persons in the Church of God can boast of 
the distinguished Sunday School attendance record which you have established. 
To have attended Sunday School for forty-two years and to have missed only 
six Sundays during that period can only be the result of a model example of 
personal faithfulness and sacrifice." 

Hitchcock, who is a grandfather, had this to say about attending Sunday 
School and not church. "Attending Sunday School and skipping church is like 
cooking a fine meal and not eating it." 

According to his minister, Reverend Joseph Sharp, when Hitchcock is not at 
church, he is establishing himself as the best Irish and sweet potato grower in 
those parts. "Well, I don't know about that," Hitchcock said modestly, "but to set 
the records straight, I raised my champion crop of 300 bags of Irish potatoes in 

Known as the community historian and a "walking encyclopedia," Hitchcock 
knows his Bible. "I have two favorite verses," he said, "that I pattern my life 
after. They are Revelation 22:17: 'Whosoever will, let him take the water of 
life freely,' and John 3:16: 'For God so loved the world, that he gave his only 
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have ever- 
lasting life.' " 

The largest attendance record for the Campaign Church of God was 178, ac- 
cording to Hitchcock, and this was during a revival several years ago. "The 
smallest attendance was two Sundays ago during the terrible snow," he said, "and 
that was a grand total of seven determined people including myself." 



Quiche, Guatemala 

By Oscar Romeo Castillo 

in the history of the Church of 
God in Guatemala, the people here 
have realized what a youth camp 
is. A year ago, before we had the 
camp, Brother Antonino Bonilla, 
Jr., presented the program of the 
youth camp to us, showing us the 
importance of this phase of the 
youth program and giving us in- 
formation and material, along with 
a manual, concerning it. 

From that very moment, we 
started looking forward to the real- 
ization of this wonderful program. 
We found many obstacles, among 
them people who were indifferent 
and cold, lacking in confidence. 
They did nothing good or edifying 
and gave no money. But thank God, 
every obstacle was moved from be- 
fore us and the hour came! We 
selected October 26-31 for this glo- 
rious event. The place was ideal 
and picturesque; the building we 
rented was just eight miles from 
Quiche. The twenty-two campers 
(eleven boys and eleven girls) were 
from ten different churches and 
were divided into four groups for 
this camp. 

Brother Jose Bonilla gave some 
of the Bible lectures and was also 
our evangelist. Our missionary, 
Reverend Paul Marley, presented 
the history of Y.P.E. and the Sun- 
day School. Jorge Giron was our 
musical director, and Brother Fran- 
cisco Villatoro was our handicrafts 
instructor. I had the privilege of 
serving as the camp director and 
also taught the history of the Bible 
and the principles of Sunday School 

We found our time of recreation 
very delightful, as there was a 
beautiful river nearby. The camp 
was surrounded by hills, and beau- 
tiful trees decorated the camp site. 

Our morning worship and our 

flag-raising services started the day 
off with a "taste of glory" that 
lasted all day. The daily ceremony 
of flag-raising was a very solemn 
occasion and became a highlight 
of the camp. Our night services 
held the keynote of our camp. The 
glory of God was manifested in 
such a way that one of our boys 
told me, "Now I can say that I am 
born again!" 

We had a flag on a flagpole 
announcing the first youth camp 
of Guatemala. In a sweet spirit of 

harmony, peace, and joy, our pre- 
cious "Camp Family" developed the 
the program; it was a "family 
of youth" from our farms and vil- 
lages. We had the richest and most 
unforgettable experiences. Our food 
was delicious and abundant, and 
the menu was of a variety that 
everybody enjoyed. Sister Armida 
de Giron and my wife, Liliana de 
Castillo, were in charge of the 
Our closing day was a very im- 
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of Andrews, South Carolina, is 
a seventeen-year-old senior 
at Andrews High School. 
The reproductions on 
this page are a result 
of demons' self- 
instruction. He is considering 
entering an art school after 
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high school. His 
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(Continued from page 9) 

out its ramifications. This is where 
the true believer must be most 
discriminate to choose the organ- 
ized body which will best fulfill the 
objectives of the spiritual body. Not 
just any church will do. There must 
be the fulfillment of New Testa- 
ment practice and rule; there must 
be a standard of New Testament 
living and holiness; there must be 
a practice of New Testament gov- 
ernment and organization. Mark 
ye well where the lot is cast. Choose 
the church which will best fulfill 
these criteria. 

"The gates of hell" 

SlNCE Pentecost first 
set the gears of the Church in 
motion, Christianity has been a 
fight. Paul expressed it as the 
"fight of faith." In times like these, 
we must recognize the battle and 
go forward to the fray. Often the 
gates of hell have sought to close 
upon the work of Christ and His 
saints, but always the "faith of our 
fathers" has waded through the 
bloody seas. Now the battle has 
taken a different turn. In this mod- 
ern day, Satan has turned from 
persecution and torture racks to 
the more subtle and cunning device 
of intellectualism and liberalism. 
With Communism the battle wages 
externally in a land where there 
are only 35,000 Bibles for two mil- 
lion believers, in a land where there 
has been no Bible school or sem- 
inary since 1930, in a land where 
no person is free to join a church 
until he is eighteen, in a land 
where God is scoffed, the Bible is 
mocked, and Christ is degraded. In 
times like these, we must face the 
battle with Christ. This fact is aptly 
stated by Billy Graham when he 
writes, "We Christians in America 
are not living up to the standards 
set by the early Church. The reason 
Communism is making such inroads 
in the world today is because some- 
where along the line Christianity 
has failed. We have failed to meet 
the standards and requirements 
that Jesus set forth. If Commu- 
nism is to be stopped and if we 
are ever to rise to the level of suc- 

cess and power, if the world is ever 
to be evangelized, it will have to be 
done by a church whose individual 
members have yielded their lives 
completely and fully to Christ." 
This is the battle. Are you a soldier? 

From the external battle, how- 
ever, there stems a second more 
deadly warfare — the internal bat- 
tle against the substitution of Sa- 
tan. The devil has devised a near 
perfect counterfeit and would de- 
ceive the very "elect" if found at 
all offguard. The latest weapon of 
the hordes of hell is this substitu- 
tion of a near right principle for 
the Biblically right principle. 

This is prevalent in the present 
day substitution of compromise for 
consecration. Hear the words of a 
leading educator: "The delineation 
of sin has undergone a transfor- 
mation somewhat similar to that 
which has taken place in the world 
of painting. The old clear-cut lines 
have given way to an impression- 
istic indefiniteness, the black and 
white contrasts to low-tone group. 
The churches have adopted a hush 
policy on the doctrine of depravity 
and a rotarian gospel takes the 
place of repentance." This full force 
compromise with sin and Satan can 
only be stopped by a full-scale con- 
secration which will put the gold 
back in heaven, the fire back in 
hell, the virgin birth back in Isaiah, 
the blood back in Calvary, the in- 
spiration back in the Bible, and the 
deity back in Christ. A return to 
the old paths and landmarks will 
bring the weapon to defeat pre- 
sent day compromise. 

Note further the present day sub- 
stitution of education for evangel- 
ism. Never let it be said that ed- 
ucation is not of value. It is of 
utmost importance, but only when 
it is saturated with the power and 
Spirit of Christ. Nothing is more 
nauseating in the sight of God 
than an educated race which puts 
the "creature above the Creator." 
Oh, the folly of wisdom without 
Christ. Foolish it is to know astro- 
nomy and never meet the Bright 
and Morning Star; foolish it is to 
study biology and never meet the 
Source and Center of all life; fool- 
ish it is to know botany and never 
meet the Rose of Sharon and Lily 
of the Valley; foolish to be a con- 

tractor and never meet the Sure 
and Tried Foundation, to be a 
horticulturist and never find the 
True Vine, to be a geologist and 
never see the Rock of Ages. It has 
been said that "art and education 
may refine the taste, but they can- 
not purify the heart, forgive sin, 
or regenerate the individual." It is 
not universities and public school 
systems for which the world cries; 
it is for the redeeming grace of 
Christ through the medium of 
evangelism. Let us not forsake the 
houses of learning, but let us put 
first the kingdom of God to be 
bolstered by the processes of the 
intellect. Satan wants to substi- 
tute; Christ holds the line. God's 
standards will never be moved or 
lessened. Men may miss the mark, 
but the true standards are set and 
no substitutions are in order. In 
times like these, Christ and heaven 
cry out through the Word and the 
Church, "Fight the good fight of 

"Shall not prevail against it." 

Some time ago i 

chanced to talk with an aged vet- 
eran of the cross. As I viewed his 
meager circumstances and remem- 
bered his stalwart ministry, I asked 
him if he felt the cause of Christ 
worth the sacrifice. I shall not 
soon forget the look of triumph 
he gave when he answered, "When 
sometimes the way would seem 
hard, I would always remember the 
blessing to come. Now that my 
days are numbered, the assurance 
of the blessing to come grows 
sweeter each day." Thanks be unto 
God for the blessing to come. True 
it is that Satan shall rule the 
world through the Antichrist; true 
it is that he shall claim the power 
of God, the honor of God, and the 
throne of God. But when Satan 
shall have deceived the world with 
his cunning, then shall Christ bring 
the victorious blessing, for "the 
gates of hell shall not prevail . . ." 
When finally the seals have been 
broken, the vials have been poured, 
and trumpets have been blown; 
then shall Christ with flaming eyes, 
shining countenance, thundering 
voice, and ten thousands saints re- 
veal Himself from heaven for the 
last cataclysmic stroke at Arme- 



geddon. Then shall Satan be bound 
and a highway of holiness erected 
leading the parade of God's re- 
deemed to the reign of millenium. 

Here is the blessing; here is the 
reward; here is the ultimate vic- 
tory; here is the sustaining power 
for dark days. We shall reign, for 
then will the Church arise as the 
body of Christ with no broken 
bone, no blemish, or scar; then 
shall the Church arise as the bride 
of Christ in the wedding of God 
as angels sing and heavenly hosts 
proclaim the blessing; then shall 
the Church arise as the flock of 
Christ with every wandering lamb 
safely in the fold; then shall the 
Church arise as the wheat of 
Christ winnowed, sifted and 
free from the chaff; then shall the 
Church arise as the army of 
Christ, victorious in every battle, 
reviewed by the Captain of our 
salvation, void of being wounded or 
maimed, standing straight and tall 
with the banners of holiness un- 
furled before the King Immanuel. 

Oh yes, my brother, there have 
been times of near defeat; there 
have been times of torture, times 
of prison, times of hunger, times 
of dismalness with only a faint 
glimmer of hope. But always there 
have been Abrahams who dare 
to stand on faith; always there 
have been Elijahs who know the 
power of prayer; always there have 
been Stephens who are willing to 
die; and always will there be the 
spirit of the French soldier in the 
Inquisition prison who etched in 
the wall, "Blessed Jesus, they can- 
not cast me out of thy true 

This is the power that holds the 
gates of hell at bay and proclaims: 
"And the gates of hell shall not 
prevail against it." In times like 
these, look for the blessing and 
"be very sure, be very sure, your 
anchor holds upon the solid rock." 


i o»*su>in 

(Continued from page 5) 

ligion, the true love of Christ, gives 
us spiritual satisfaction, and peace 
in our hearts. When one or more 
of those elements are missing from 
our lives, we become lopsided," I 
finished, searching Bill's eyes. 

and reached for another brown en- 
velope that lay on my desk, and 
asked, "What's this?" 

"A play," I answered. "I finished 
it just a few minutes before you 
called this morning. I'll take it to 
the post office tonight." 

"I'll mail it for you. I'm going 
that way. My last official act as 
your agent!" he said, turning to- 
ward the door. 

I couldn't believe that Bill meant 
it, but I offered my hand and said, 
"Sorry, Bill. You've been a wonder- 
ful friend,- and I'm going to miss 
you. Nothing but death can blot 
from my mind the host of golden 
memories I have of our associa- 

Bill took my hand without no- 
ticing my last remark, and said, 
"Good-by, Amelia," and walked out 
of my life. 

I stood almost without breathing 
as the cab drove away. Then I dis- 
solved into tears and dropped to 
my knees and prayed, "Please, dear 
God, help me to accept the things 
in this life that I cannot change. 

Bill had won a place in my heart 
and I knew he was attracted to 
me. There had been times when I 
was tempted to reveal my feelings 
and encourage his attentions. But 
each time a Bible verse came to 
my mind: "Be ye not unequally 
yoked together with unbelievers: 
for what fellowship hath righteous- 
ness with unrighteousness? and 
what communion hath light with 
darkness?" (2 Corinthians 6:14). 

I had tried to lead Bill to Christ, 
but he was too busy and always 

The next five days I walked 
around in a trance, and my mind 
slipped back to my childhood. I 
remembered my father's sudden 
death and my mother's long illness. 
I had never forgotten those lean 
years when there was not any 
money and not enough food. I lived 
in constant fear throughout my 

When I was in high school, my 
unhappy heart cried out for ex- 
pression, and I began to write bits 
and pieces of what I felt. My 
teachers encouraged me and I de- 
cided I wanted to become a writer. 

When I was eighteen, my mother 
passed away. Then I found Christ 
and was saved. I went to work in 
our public library where I began to 
read and write seriously. Later that 
year I sold my first story to a 
Christian magazine. I was thrilled 
beyond words and right then I ded- 
icated myself to writing for His 

When I met Bill, I was sure my 
life was complete; then I discov- 
ered a flaw in the picture. Bill 
Rogers was handsome, kind, and 
(Continued on page 23) 


and I was ready to 

serve the Lord in a 

new capacity" 

"I praise God for my 
introduction to The 
Book of Life eight 
years ago, and I'm 
thankful, too, for the 
great help it has been to 
my pastoral ministry — 
financially as well as 

"The opportunity to work full time is 
indeed gratifying and I'm finding this field 
of endeavor represents as real a ministry as 
preaching."— Rev. John Yates 

"I find many Christians 
are looking for part-time 

"As district manager for 
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Canada, I come in con- 
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and women who need 
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are looking for oppor- 
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put their spare time into 
profitable activity. Some of these folk are 
earning up to $100 a week. 

"Before joining Rudin, I was engaged in 
selling Bibles and Christian literature for 
many years, but I'm finding much greater 
satisfaction in The Book of Life plan." 

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We work on a selective lead system ... no 
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investment to make — Rudin finances the 
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The largest attendance for a num- 
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Among the physical improve- 
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hundred books will be added before 
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(Continued from page 17) 

pressive and joyful one in the Lord. 
Our first youth camp had to face 
the handicap of our inexperience, 
but we were assisted greatly by our 
youth director for Latin America, 
and we regret very much that he 
could not be with us. Surely we 
consider the first youth camp in 
Guatemala a great success. And we 
anticipate a better camp in 1960. 
Our campers are anxiously looking 
forward to it. 
I want to recognize and to ex- 

press our gratitude to our youth 
director, Reverend Antonino Bonil- 
la, Jr., for making this camp pos- 
sible, for his coaching and effective 
assistance; to the teacher who did 
a splendid job; to our cooks; to our 
precious campers; and to the Young 
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(Continued from page 21) 

ambitious, but he was not a Chris- 
tian. I knew he liked me and I was 
sure I could lead him to the Lord. 
For five years I had tried and 
failed. He always turned a deaf ear 
to my testimony. 

Three years ago i 

made my first big sale, a religious 
play. I felt sure that I was on my 
way to becoming a successful Chris- 
tian writer. I left the library so I 
could devote all my time to writing. 

For a time I did quite well. I 
wanted to prove to Bill that I did 
not need to write for a modern 

Then something happened. Ev- 
erything I wrote came back. I 
forged ahead for weeks, until my 
money was almost gone. I began to 
lose my courage. All the old fear 
of my childhood came flooding 
back, and I began to believe that 
Bill was right. 

One day I began to write a cheap 
shoddy play and I showed it to Bill. 
He was delighted and insisted on 
taking it to New York. He found a 
buyer, but when it came to the 
negotiation, I would not let him 
sell it. He was furious, but he 
soon got over it. 

Then I had a number of big sales 
in a row. Then two more times 
in three years I struck a snag; I 
could not sell a word. Each time the 
old fear returned and I wrote cheap, 
worldly plays and each time I 
would not let Bill sell them. 

My fear had driven me too far 
this time. I had lost Bill. I tried to 
convince myself that it was the 
Lord's will. Suddenly a glimmer of 
light reached me. I asked myself 
again, as I had done many times 
before, "Why has Bill rejected the 
Lord? Why have my words fallen 
on deaf ears?" 

Then a still small voice began to 
speak and give me the answers. I 
had failed when I faced a crisis. 
I had compromised with the world 
in thought and deed each time I 
had become discouraged. How could 
I give strength and courage to Bill 
in Christ's name, when I had failed 
miserably every time I met disaster. 

I fell on my knees and sobbed 
out my grief, and asked forgive- 
ness for my sin. I did not ask for 
another chance with Bill; that was 
over, I was sure. I pled with Jesus 
for courage and strength to walk 

When I arose from my knees, I 
felt clean. I was ready to face life 
and go on in His name. 

It was late and I was still at my 
typewriter when the doorbell rang 
loud and clear. I opened the door 
and Bill stood on my threshold. 

"My I come in, Amelia? I know 
it is very late, but I had to see 
you!" he said urgently. 

"Of course, Bill. Come in," I re- 
plied, very conscious of my racing 

"That — that play I took to the 
post office to mail the other day?" 
Bill stammered. "I didn't mail it. 
I read it on the way to the post 
office. That night I flew back to 
New York and took your play with 
me. I kept that appointment with 
Mr. Hampton. I persuaded him to 
read it, and here is the result." 

Bill shoved a check into my hand 
and said, "This is only the begin- 
ning; there will be more. He wants 
to see all your work. He said your 
play was the best thing he had 
read in years. He asked if you were 
a new client." Bill looked like an 
embarrassed little boy. 

"Thanks, Bill," I said, tears were 
crowding close to the surface and 
it was hard to speak. 

"I've been a dope, Amelia. Every- 
thing you have told me all these 
years is true. Something happened 
to me when I read your play. Sud- 
denly I saw myself as I really was. 
On the plane going back to New 
York, I realized that I, Bill Rogers, 
needed Jesus Christ more than 
anything else in the whole world. 
Right then and there, as I sped 
through the sky, I confessed my 
sin and took a stand for Christ!" 
Bill confessed. 

"I'm so glad, Bill, so very, very 
glad!" I exclaimed. I wasn't fight- 
ing back the tears now — they were 
tears of joy. 

"While I was taking inventory of 
myself, I discovered a lot of things," 
Bill continued. "I have plenty of 
work, and now I have Jesus in my 
heart, but I'm still lopsided. There's 
an element missing, Amelia. I need 
you. I've needed you for a long 
time. I don't want to be lopsided 
any longer," Bill said, holding out 
both hands. 

I placed my hands in his and 
said, "I've been awfully lopsided, 
too. And I don't want to be. To- 
gether, Bill, we can walk straight 
and tall in Jesus' name!" 


(Continued from page 2) 

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f) OME YEARS ago a so-called 
^ "bad" boy came to Sunday 

*. s School. He caused so much 

distraction in the classroom that 
the teacher finally, in desperation, 
told the boy never to return. Much 
to the sorrow of the teacher, I am 
sure, this lad took her at her word 
and left the Sunday School never 
to return. He later became society's 
public enemy number one, costing 
the taxpayers $1,700,000. At last 
John Dillenger was trapped and 
killed and went out into eternity 
unprepared to meet God. 

However, this case was so unlike 
that of another lad who went to 
Sunday School one Sunday morn- 
ing and was taken by the superin- 
tendent to Mr. Edward D. Kimball's 
class. Mr. Kimball handed the lad 
a closed Bible and told him that 
the lesson was in St. John. The boy 
took the Book and began looking 
for St. John in the place where 
Genesis is found. The boys began to 
glance around at each other, so 
Mr. Kimball handed the lad his 
open Bible and took the closed one. 
The lad at once loved this teacher 
because he had saved him from 
embarrassment. Then the day 
came when Mr. Kimball resolved to 
speak to the boy about Christ. He 
went to Holton's Shoe Store, where 
the lad worked, and found him in 
the back of the store wrapping 
shoes in paper and putting them 
on the shelf. Mr. Kimball walked 
up, put his hand on the boy's 
shoulder, and began to cry as he 
simply told him of Christ and His 
love for him. That was all it took 
in the back of that shoe store in 
Boston to cause D. L. Moody to 






give his heart to Christ. Mr. Kim- 
ball had no idea that morning that 
the boy he won to Christ would go 
out to shake two continents for 

God has given Sunday School 
teachers a sacred responsibility — 
the responsibility of shaping the 
destiny of precious souls according 
to His Holy Word. God forbid that 
we take this holy position lightly, 
because we are molding lives. 

It seems that we have two types 
of teachers. One type we see typi- 
fied in the teacher who walks out 
of the church building on Sunday 
morning saying, "Those kids are 
driving me wild." One such teacher 
walked out one Sunday morning 
and her superintendent overheard 
her. He walked over to the teacher 
and asked what her trouble seemed 
to be. Her reply was that little 
Jimmy was causing so much dis- 
turbance that the other children 
were going wild. The superinten- 
dent's reply was, "Yes, Jimmy does 
cause a lot of trouble, but his home 
is broken and his parents are 
drunkards. If we do not reach him 
for Christ, he may never be 
reached." This teacher then rea- 
lized hsr great responsibility and 
became typical of the second type 
of teacher, the type who walks 
out of her classroom saying, "What 
a privilege it is to work with the 
Sunday School in winning souls to 

These souls, whom God has en- 
trusted to our care, are so pre- 
cious in His sight that He gave up 
the very best that heaven held, 
the Lord Jesus, that they might 
be saved. Even that fat little toddler 

Instructor, Lee College 

is a very important person to the 
Lord Jesus. "And Jesus called a 
little child unto him, and set him 
in the midst of them, And said, 
Verily I say unto you, Except ye 
be converted, and become as little 
children, ye shall not enter into the 
kingdom of heaven. And whoso 
shall receive one such little child 
in my name receiveth me" (Mat- 
thew 18:2, 3, 5). Win an adult to 
the Lord, and you save a soul and 
perhaps a few years; win a child 
to the Lord and you save not only 
a soul, but an entire life that can 
be spent in service for God. No 
matter what your job might be, 
you are never so important as when 
you stand behind that teacher's 
desk on Sunday morning. 

While holding such a sacred posi- 
tion, it is well to remember that 
what you are will count far more 
in the lives of your pupils than 
what you say. "What the teacher is, 
the pupil is likely to become." The 
challenge before a teacher ought 
to be great as he realizes that he 
can never draw others closer to 
God than he himself is. It seems 
in the age in which we live that 
Satan is trying to lull us into an 
"at-ease-in-Zion" attitude. How- 


ever, we must not yield to this 
temptation of the wicked one. Rem- 
ember how Christ cursed the fig 
tree because it was barren and had 
no fruit? Oh, yes, it had the leaves 
of profession but no fruit. If we 
would bear fruit for God, we must 
give of ourselves. The Master 
Teacher gave Himself completely 
without ever complaining that He 
was too tired to do more or that He 
had no time for people's problems. 

Evangelism is the primary pur- 
pose of the Sunday School. We 
must seek the unsaved because 
they are lost and cannot find their 
way to God or His Church. Per- 
sonal soul-winning is the greatest 
business in all the world because 
it is the changing of souls from the 
road to hell and destruction to the 
road to heaven and happiness. What 
a transformation! The shepherd's 
love for the one lost sheep caused 
him to go into the wilderness to 
search for it. Would that it might 
be so with our Church of God 
Sunday School teachers. Would 
that we also might have that same 
love and passion for souls as D. L. 
Moody had when, as he lay dying, 
he asked, "Are they all in?" The 
answer was, "Yes, your children are 
all in." Then he died in peace, 
saying, "God is calling, heaven is 
opening, the world is receding, and 
I am ready to go." Only when every 
pupil that we have is won to Christ 
should we be satisfied. 

Not only do we evangelize in the 
Sunday School, but we also build 
strong character, the foundation of 
which is Jesus Christ. We teach 
our students to be victorious Chris- 
tian witnesses. William Jennings 
Bryan once said, "Give a boy food 
and he will eat the food up. Give 
him clothes and he will wear the 
clothes out. Give him money and 
it takes wings and flies away. But 
give him an ideal and it will lead 
him through every test of life." 

In this great work of Sunday 
School teaching, the teacher coun- 
sels students with many and vari- 
ous problems. The solution to every 
problem, however, can be found 
within the pages of God's Holy 
Word. Let the young person tell 
his troubles, then counsel him to 
"Commit thy way unto the Lord; 
trust also in him, and he shall 

bring it to pass" (Psalm 37:5). 
When the teacher trusts the Lord 
in all circumstances, he can help 
others to trust Him also. "Who 
comforteth us in all our tribula- 
tion, that we may be able to com- 
fort them which are in any trouble, 
by the comfort wherewith we our- 
selves are comforted of God" (2 
Corinthians 1:4). Certainly in a 
time when our students come to 
us with so many problems, the 
teacher, above everyone else, ought 
to have that "peace that passeth all 
understanding" in her life. If our 
children do not find this peace in 
Christian leaders, where will they 
ever find it? 

It would be frightening to know 
that so great a responsibility lay 
upon our shoulders in this dark 
hour in which we live, when juve- 
nile delinquency is growing daily, 
if we did not have the blessed as- 
surance that Jesus is going with us 
all the way. That same Holy Ghost 
power that raised the Son of God 
from the grave and that same Holy 
Ghost power that gave the fisher- 
man Peter the boldness to speak 
on the day of Pentecost when three 
thousand souls were converted is 
the same Holy Ghost power that 
lies within our very beings today. 
We have the power with which to 
do this great job of changing and 
molding lives if we will only use it. 

As a man once went through a 
factory, he saw the letters "I.A.D.O. 
M." on the walls throughout the 
building. On leaving the factory, he 
asked the owner what those letters 
meant. The owner replied, "Those 
letters are the success of this fac- 
tory; they stand for the words: 
It all depends on me.' " 

Sunday School teacher, it all de- 
pends on you and the Holy Spirit 
working through you. Remember, 
you may be the best teacher your 
students ever have. Many educators 
say that if the students do not learn, 
the teacher has not taught. What 
are you teaching by your life and 
testimony? What do you want your 
students to be? What do you want 
your students to do? Where do you 
want them to go? It all depends 
on you. "The harvest truly is plen- 
teous." The late Dr. P. F. Bresee 
said, "We are but in the morning 

of our possibilities; and the sun 
never sets in the morning." 

Author unknown 

A builder guilded a temple; he 

wrought it with grace and skill, 
Pillars and groins and arches all 

fashioned to work his will. 
Men said as they saw its beauty, 

"It shall never know decay. 
Great is thy skill, O Builder; thy 

fame shall endure for aye." 

A teacher builded a temple with 

loving and infinite care, 
Planning each arch with patience, 

laying each stone with prayer. 
None praised her ceaseless efforts; 

none knew the hidden plan, 
For the temple the teacher builded 

was unseen by the eyes of man. 

Gone is the builder's temple, crum- 
bled into dust; 

Low lies each stately pillar, food 
for consuming rust. 

But the temple the teacher builded 
will last while the ages roll, 

For the beautiful unseen temple is 
a child's immortal soul. 


(Continued from page 12) 

brought about a rapid improvement 
in my command of the English 
language, and it was not long un- 
til members of the gang began 
coming to me for help with their 
school work. And so, in the long 
run, I won not only the gang's ac- 
ceptance, but its respect also! 

Being different by being myself 
as I grew up has paid off in my 
adult years, for the early start I 
got in writing during my boyhood 
has helped me to attain moderate 
success as an author and poet. 
True, I may never acquire great 
wealth and fame, but I love my 
chosen profession and am a happy 
and contented man. 

One of the greatest truths I have 
learned is that the key to happi- 
ness lies in discovering your own 
best self, then daring to be dif- 
ferent by being you. 


Sunday School and 
Youth Work Statistics 


The Missouri State Office has advised 
that thev should have listed Bonne Terre, 
Missouri. Church of God as having an 
average attendance In Sunday School of 
133 for the month of November, 1959. 

By 0. W. POLEN, Notional Sunday School and Youth Director 


Average Weekly Attendance 
March, 1960 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue). 

South Carolina 758 

Middletown (Clayton Street). Ohio ... 576 


Atlanta (Hemphill). Georgia 467 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan ... ... . 465 

North Cleveland. Tennessee 450 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 423 

Jacksonville. Florida 412 


North Chattanooga. Tennessee .... _.. 377 

Wilmington. North Carolina ... 371 

Daisy. Tennessee 369 

South Gastonia. North Carolina 357 

Erwln, North Carolina 356 

Kannapolls, North Carolina 356 

Whitwell, Tennessee 356 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut). Ohio .... 354 
Monroe (Fourth Street). Michigan .... 338 

Griffin, Georgia 334 

Anderson (McDuffle Street). 

South Carolina 330 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee 330 

Alabama City, Alabama 310 

Orlando. Florida 310 

Sumlton. Alabama 307 

Buford. Georgia 305 

Blltmore. North Carolina 305 

Tampa. Florida 302 


Lakeland. Florida 298 

Sulphur Springs. Florida 288 

Savannah (Anderson Street), Georgia 287 

West Flint, Michigan 284 

South Cleveland. Tennessee 283 

Pontlac, Michigan 282 

Brooklyn, Maryland 278 

South Lebanon. Ohio 275 

Pomona. California 273 

Laurlnburg. North Carolina 272 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia 269 

Nashville (Meridian Street). Tennessee 266 
Louisville (Highland Park). Kentucky 264 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 261 

Charlotte (Parkwood). North Carolina 260 

Rome (North). Georgia 257 

Wyandotte. Michigan 253 

Easton. Maryland 251 

Van Dyke. Michigan 249 

South Rockv Mount. North Carolina . 245 

Dayton (Oa'krldge), Ohio 245 

Mllford. Delaware 245 

Lancaster, South Carolina 244 

East Lumberton. North Carolina 243 

Knox vllle (Eighth Avenue). Tennessee 239 
Canton (9th and Gibbsi. Ohio 238 

Lenoir City. Tennessee 237 

Jesup, Georgia 236 

Dallas. North Carolina 236 

Mobile (Crlchton). Alabama 235 

Dillon, South Carolina 235 

St. Louis (Grand Avenue), Missouri ... 232 
West Gastonia, North Carolina .... .... 232 

Salisbury, Maryland 232 

Perry, Florida 229 

Baldwin Park, California 227 

Akron (Market Street), Ohio 222 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 222 

West Lakeland, Florida 221 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 221 

Greenwood, South Carolina 221 

Lenoir, North Carolina .... 220 

Columbus (Frebls), Ohio 218 

Columbia, South Carolina 218 

Home for Children, Tennessee 218 

Langley, South Carolina 217 

Princeton, West Virginia 215 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 214 

Pulaski, Virginia 214 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 213 

Birmingham (South Park), Alabama .... 212 
Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama .. 211 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 209 

Augusta (Crawford Avenue), Georgia .. 209 

Rossville, Georgia 208 

Greenville (Woodside), South Carolina 208 

Washington, D. C 208 

McColl, South Carolina 206 

Norfolk, Virginia 205 

Wilson, North Carolina 204 

North Birmingham. Alabama 203 

Plant City, Florida 203 

Belton, South Carolina ... 202 


Avondale Estates, Georgia ... 198 

Somerset, Kentucky 198 

Marlon, South Carolina 198 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 195 

Annlston, Alabama 193 

Ft. Myers. Florida 191 

Paris, Texas 190 

LaFollette. Tennessee 190 

Radford, Virginia 188 

Valdosta. Georgia 186 

St. Louis (Gravols Avenue). Missouri .. 186 

Tarpon Springs, Florida ... . 184 

Chattanooga (East Ridge). Tennessee .. 184 

Garden City. Florida 183 

Greenwood (South), South Carolina .... 183 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 181 

Cocoa, Florida - 179 

Logan, West Virginia 178 

Memphis (Mississippi Boulevard), 

Tennessee 176 

Elolse, Florida 175 

Rifle Range, Florida 175 

Columbus (Belvldere), Ohio 175 

Cleveland (55th). Ohio 174 

Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), 

Tennessee 174 

Clearwater, Florida 173 

Huntsvllle. Alabama 171 

Atlanta (Southslde), Georgia 171 

Dayton, Tennessee 171 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina .... 170 

East Orlando, Florida 169 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue), 

South Carolina 169 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 169 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 168 

Lawrenceville, Georgia 168 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 168 

Mableton, Georgia 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 

West Danville, Virginia 

Greenville, North Carolina ... 

Dallas, Texas 

Alcoa, Tennessee 

Montgomery, Alabama 

Tlfton, Georgia 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 

Florence, South Carolina 

Wlllard, Ohio 

Oakley, California 

Sanford, Florida 

Winter Garden, Florida 

Marietta, Georgia .... 

Eldorado. Illinois .... 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky 
Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), 


Huntington, West Virginia 

Fitzgerald, Georgia 

East Belmont, North Carolina .. 

Lakedale, North Carolina 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 

Georgetown, South Carolina .. 

West Miami, Florida 

Middletown (Rufus), Ohio 

Fresno H/M, California 

San Pablo, California 

St. Louis (Northside). Missouri 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 

Honea Path, South Carolina 

Ferndale, Michigan .. 

Talledega, Alabama 

West Hollywood, Florida 

Plnsonfork, Kentucky 

Greenville (Park Place), 

South Carolina 

Greer, South Carolina 

Lake City, Florida 

Austin, Indiana 

Lawton, Oklahoma 

Clarksburg, Maryland 

Porterville, California 

Ninety Six. South Carolina 

Chandler, Arizona 

Atlanta (East), Georgia 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 

Mooresville, North Carolina 

Saddletree. North Carolina 

La France, South Carolina 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 

Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge). 


Naples. Florida 

Jackson, Mississippi 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 

Aiken. South Carolina 

Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 

Pensacola, Florida 

Findlay, Ohio 

Alexandria, Virginia 

Knox vllle (Marbledale), Tennessee 

Buhl, Alabama 

North Miami, Florida 

Seneca, South Carolina 

Willow Run, Michigan 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 

Adamsville. Alabama 

Thomaston, Georgia 

Lemmon. South Dakota 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama ,- 





Benton, Illinois 

Hester Town, North Carolina .... .... 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio ._. _. 

Sevierville, Tennessee .... 

Lancaster, Ohio 

Laurens, South Carolina ... 

Pelzer, South Carolina 

South Tucson, Arizona .... .... 

Lake Placid, Florida .... ... . ._ ... . 

Lake Wales, Florida ... . .... 

Calhoun, Georgia .... ... . 

Wadesboro, North Carolina ._. 

Mullins, South Carolina . ... 
Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina .... 
Battle Creek, Michigan ... .... .... .... 

Muskegon, Michigan .... 

Gaffney, South Carolina 

York, South Carolina 

John Sevier, Tennessee ~ 

Adel, Georgia 

Greensboro, North Carolina .... 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... .... .... 

Morristown, Tennessee .... 

Largo, Florida .... 

Mt. Dora, Florida .... — 

Okeechobee, Florida 

Tallahassee, Florida 

Rockingham, North Carolina .... 

Riviera Beach, Florida 

West Winter Haven, Florida ... . .... 

Bainbridge, Georgia _ 

Mobile (Tillman Corner), Alabama 

Auburndale, Florida .... .... 

Lake Worth, Florida 

North St. Petersburg, Florida .... — 

Roanoke, Virginia _.. 

Jackson, Tennessee ~ 

Rochelle, Illinois — 

Summit, Illinois — — 

River Rouge, Michigan 

Clinton (Lydia), South Carolina .... 

Santa Ana, California 

Homerville, Georgia ... 

Warner Robins, Georgia .... 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio ... .... .... 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio 

Manatee, Florida 

Conway, South Carolina . .... .... 

Warrenville, South Carolina . .... .... 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 
Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee 
Samoset, Florida .. . ... . .... ... . 

Newport, Kentucky .. . ... . .... 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania ... ... . — 

Kimberly, Alabama — 

Alma, Georgia . _ 

Douglas, Georgia 

East Indianapolis, Indiana — 

Patetown, North Carolina 

Minot, North Dakota _. 

Clarksburg, West Virginia — — — 

Haines City, Florida 

Macclenny, Florida .... — 

Hazlehurst, Georgia 

Marion (Cross Mill), North Carolina 

Asheboro, North Carolina 

Crisfield, Maryland .... — 

Albany (East), Georgia 

Four Oaks, North Carolina 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 



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New Sunday Schools organized since 

June 30, 1959 83 

Total Sunday Schools organized since 
June 30, 1959 (Branch and New) ... 184 


Total Monthly Attendance for March 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina ... ~ 8,144 

North Cleveland, Tennessee 1,350 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 1,092 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio 

Kannapolis, North Carolina ... 

Talladega, Alabama . 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... ... . .... . 

Mitchell, Indiana . 

East Lumberton, North Carolina . 
Henderson (South), North Carolina 



South Carolina 

West Virginia .... 

North Carolina .... ... . ~ ._ 

Ohio - ... .... .... .... .... 

Alabama .... — .... 

Georgia .... ... . — ... . — . — — 

Florida .... _ _ — 

Arkansas .... ... . — 

Michigan ... . .... .... ... . .... 



Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 101 

Branch Sunday Schools reported as 

of March 31, 1960 938 

Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
March, 1960 

200 and Over 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan . .... 
Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 
Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio 
Sevierville (Home for Children), 


Tampa, Florida 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue). 

South Carolina .... 


Brooklyn, Maryland .... .... .... .... .... 

Pomona, California .... 

Lakeland, Florida 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 

Washington, D. C .... .... 

Griffin, Georgia .... 

Garden City, Florida 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania .... .... .... 


Erwin, North Carolina ... .... .... 

Wyandotte, Michigan .... .... .... 

Rochelle, Illinois 

Wilmington, North Carolina 

Miami, Florida ... . ... . .... 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia .. ... .... 

Laurinburg, North Carolina .... 

Clarksburg, Maryland ... 

Lenoir City, Tennessee . .... ... . 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 

Radford, Virginia 

Lando, South Carolina ... .... 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 
Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 
Memphis (Mississippi Boulevard), 

Tennessee _ .... 

Austin, Indiana . 

Somerset, Kentucky .... 

Dressen, Kentucky 

Sparta, Tennessee ... . 

Zion Ridge, Alabama ... .... 

Dallas, North Carolina .... .... 

Goldsboro, North Carolina _. 

Riviera Beach, Florida .... .... 

Parkersburg, West Virginia .... _.. 

Tifton, Georgia . _ 

Wilson, North Carolina .... 

Plant City, Florida 

Fayetteville, North Carolina .... .... 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 

Kannapolis, North Carolina .... ... . 

Cleveland (55th), Ohio .... 

Bartow, Florida .... .... 

Jesup, Georgia ... .... .... .... 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas .... .... 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee 
Nashville (Meridian Street), Tennessee 109 

Gray's Knob, Kentucky .... .... 108 

Greenwood, South Carolina 108 

Princeton, West Virginia .... ... . 108 

Van Dyke, Michigan ... .... 107 

Corona, California . 106 

Lumberton, North Carolina .... ... 106 

Rome (North), Georgia . .... . 105 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 105 

Rossville, Georgia .... .... .... .... 104 

Muskegon, Michigan ... .... .... .... 103 

Porterville, Tennessee . 102 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 102 

Perry, Florida 101 

Evarts, Kentucky .... 101 

Crumbleys Chapel, Alabama .... 100 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 100 

Fresno H/M, California .... 100 

Nicholls, Georgia .... ... 100 


Pontiac, Michigan .... .... 99 

North Cleveland, Tennessee ... .... .... 99 

Valdosta, Georgia .... .... .... .... 98 

Lawrenceville, Illinois .... .... 97 

Paris, Texas . 97 

Sevierville, Tennessee ... . .... 97 

Okeechobee, Florida _ 96 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 96 

Mineral Wells, Texas .... 96 

South Lebanon, Ohio .... .... .... 95 

Seneca, South Carolina .... 95 

Fairfield, California .... .... .... _ .... 94 

Duluth, Georgia .... 94 

Monroe (4th Street), Michigan .... .... 94 

St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri .. 94 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina ... 94 

Woodruff, South Carolina .... .... 94 







Daisy, Tennessee .. __ — 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 

Mobile (Crichton), Alabama 

Torrance, California .... ... . 

Cocoa, Florida 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... .... 

Rifle Range, Florida ... . 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 

Wallins, Kentucky _.. ... . .... 

Seagraves, Texas 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky 

Princeton, North Carolina 

Whitwell, Tennessee — . ... . __ .... 

Sumiton, Alabama .... .... 

Santa Ana, California 

Kokomo (Market Street), Indiana 

John Sevier, Tennessee ._. _ 

Patetown, North Carolina ... 

Thorn, Mississippi 

West Durham, North Carolina .... .... 

Oxford, Ohio . — . 

Justice, West Virginia .... 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio ... . _ 

Conway, South Carolina .... ... .... 

Kenosha, Wisconsin ... .... 

McMinnville, Tennessee .... 

Hester Town, North Carolina .— 

Middletown (Oxford), Ohio 

Willard, Ohio 

Langley, South Carolina ... .... .... 

Andrews, South Carolina 

Dallas, Texas .... .... 

Oakley, California .... ... . ... . ... . .... 

Eloise, Florida .... .... .... 

Samoset. Florida 

West Hollywood, Florida 

Pineview, Georgia 

East Belmont. North Carolina 

Georgetown, South Carolina .... 

Florence, South Carolina 

Dayton, Tennessee 

Baldwin Park, California .... 

Jacksonville, Florida _ 

Fairdale, Kentucky .. .... 

Dillon, South Carolina __ 

Iowa Park, Texas ... . .... .... .... .... .... 

Kinard, Florida .... .... ._ 

Live Oak, Florida . .... ... . .... ... 

Freedom, Kentucky .... .... .... .... .... 

Freeburg, Kentucky 

Morgantown, Mississippi 

Providence, North Carolina .... 

Darlington, South Carolina .... 

Dyersburg, Tennessee .... 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 

Saint Pauls, North Carolina .... 

Backwater, Arkansas ._. .... 

Lake Placid, Florida 

Parrott, Virginia .... .... .... 

Jackson, Tennessee 

Proctor City, Tennessee 

Nettleton, Arkansas 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia 
Albany (8th Avenue), Georgia .... .... 

River Rouge, Michigan ... .... 

Clovis, California .... .... .... 

Nocatee, Florida .... .... .... .... 

Adel, Georgia .... .... 

Fairfield, Illinois .... .... .... 

Harvey, Illinois 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 

Charleston (King Street). 

South Carolina .... .... 

Fair Play, South Carolina .... 

Sweetwater, Texas ._ .... .... .... 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

Salisbury, Maryland .... .... 

Old Fort, North Carolina .... 

Hamilton (Paducah), Ohio _.. .... 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania .... 

Mullins, South Carolina .... .... 

Jonben, West Virginia 

Chattanooga (East), Tennessee ._. 

Combs, Kentucky .... .... .... 

Milford, Delaware .... 

Minneapolis, Minnesota .... 

Minot, North Dakota .... .... 

Aiken, South Carolina 

























March 31, 1960 

Saved 3,315 

Sanctified ... . 1,391 

Holy Ghost 1,002 

Added to Church 847 

Since June 30, 1959 

Saved .... .... 25,664 

Sanctified 10,305 

Holy Ghost .... 8,121 

Added to Church .... ._ 7,131 

Report of New Y.P.E.'s 

New Y.P.E.'s organized since 

June 30, 1959 ... _ 86 


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By Avis Swiger 

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from Ghana, Africa, and some 
from Jamaica. I am sure that you 
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respond with people from other 
lands. Now that you are enjoying 
the freedom of "school let out" you 
will have plenty of time to write. 
This will not only be an interesting 
pastime, but it will be informative 
and enlightening, also. 

Miss Lillian Boothe 
6-B Rosedale Court 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 


Pen Pals: 

Miss Norma Hammock 
Route 2, Box 284 
Madiscn, Florida 


Mrs. Margaret Adams (44) (single) 
1303 N. E. Capital Avenue 
Battle Creek, Michigan 

Miss Evelyn Averette (27) 
3041-33rd Avenue 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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3041-33rd Avenue 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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77 Sahama Village 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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4123 South Lafayette Street 
Fort Wayne, Indiana 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

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3rd Pipe Line 
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3rd Pipe Line 
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Ghana, West Africa 

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Route 2, Box 133 
Cookeville, Tennessee 

(Continued on page 20) 


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JULY, 1960 

No. 7 

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(a "first" in the history of our church) 

By O. W. POLEN, National Sunday School and Youth Director 

Y ./EARS ARE required in the 
fyl preparation and develop- 
^J ment of a denominational 
Sunday School and youth program. 
Such has been the case in the 
Church of God. Only a relatively 
few years ago (1946), the first 
National Youth Director was ap- 
pointed, marking the beginning of 
an era of progress in Sunday 
School and youth work. 

At that time, the future present- 
ed many challenges, and certainly, 
the task ahead was no little one. 
But, through the years, National 
Directors and National Sunday 
School and Youth Boards "rolled 
up their sleeves and went to work"; 
and in a manner any denomina- 
tion could be proud of, they began 
to answer the challenges as they 
came, with splendid training 
courses, attractive and informative 
brochures, Regional Conventions, 
and "up-to-the-minute" Sunday 
School and youth work organiza- 
tional methods and plans; but 
never for one moment did they 
neglect to emphasize the vital ne- 
cessity of spirituality— "first things 

It has always been thrilling to 
witness a "first" in Sunday School 
and youth work, because a "first" 
denotes progress. It means a chal- 
lenge has been accepted and that 
a need is being met. About five 
years ago the Lamplighters program 
appeared as a "first," and today 
over 1,200 clubs and fellowships are 
on record, with a membership of 
approximately 12,000. This article 
would be too lengthy if all the 
"firsts" were enumerated here; but 
nevertheless, the "firsts" have con- 
tinued to appear and will continue 

to appear as men with a "vision for 
the future" plan, under the guid- 
ance of the Holy Spirit, for the Sun- 
day School and youth needs of our 
great church. 

Because the Sunday School serves 
all ages of the church, it could 
only be expected that, at first, 
greater interest would be centered 
in this area. The youth area was 
not neglected, however, and though 
the development of the Sunday 
School program moved at a fast 
pace and drew much of the initial 
interest, the last several years have 
brought into existence such youth 
features as a week-day activities 
program, an expanded Youth Camp 
program, a youth leader's training 
course, the Y.W.E.A. program (mis- 
sions), the Lamplighters, the "Our 
Faith" manual, etc. 

While of necessity much atten- 
tion and planning through the 
years had to deal with program- 
ming, organizing and the prepara- 
tion of printed materials and their 
dissemination, it is now felt that 
the time has arrived when more 
specific guidance and assistance 
should be provided our young peo- 
ple. They need help with the prob- 
lems with which they are con- 
fronted daily. They need counsel. 
While this type of assistance has 
been given them before, the op- 
portunity to help them in a much 
greater way has arrived. 

For some time the burden of 
having something very special for 
youth, especially for our teens, 
has been upon my heart and in 
my thinking. While "teen rallies" 
and special youth services have 
been held in the past, and while 
Regional Conventions have had 

special youth features and "youth 
nights," never before, to my knowl- 
edge, has there been a whole day 
planned especially for teens and 
their interests. The desire to "ex- 
periment" with this type of pro- 
gram became strong, and in 
sharing this thinking one day with 
the State Sunday School and Youth 
Director of Michigan, Joseph C. 
Hodges, an invitation was extended 
by him to have the first "experi- 
mental" Teen-age Day in Pontiac, 
Michigan, on Saturday, April 30, 

Thus, April 30, 1960, became a 
history-making day for the youth 
work in the Church of God, as 
approximately 400 people, mostly 
teen-agers, responded to the first 
"Teen-age Day" in Michigan. 
Brother Hodges worked desperately 
hard preparing for and advertising 
"Teen-age Day." 

Was "Teen-age Day" a success? 
Ask any teen-ager, pastor, par- 
ent, etc., who attended. The day 
was colorful, exciting and fast- 
moving. The teen-agers were ask- 
ing, "When can we have another 
Teen-age Day?" 

"Teen-age Day" will no longer 
be referred to as an experiment. 
It is now a "proven success." 

What made the day great? First 
of all, it was a day' strictly for 
teen-agers. They led the singing, 
played the organ and piano, read 
the Scripture and led in prayer. 
Every feature on the program was 
designed especially for them: "Teen 
Question Time," "Teen Talent 
Time," a panel on "Christian Youth 
and Dating," a "Teen Choir," a 
film — "Teen-age Challenge" and 
the sermon by the National Direc- 
(Continued on page 20) 


Jack said, "If I did confess, Stew would probably never become a Christian 
at all, thinking I was just another hypocrite like the others." 

By Chester Shuler 

Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 

sj OPPER NAILS, eh? Of all 

f the odd names foi a boat!" 
V^ exclaimed Lyle. "But you 
can feel proud of her, Jack, es- 
pecially since you've built her your- 
self. If I could do something half as 
well, I'd probably tumble into the 
lake, I'd be so proud!" 

"And if you had built this boat," 
teased Phyllis, "I'd be more wary 
about riding in it." 

"I like the old tub," Jack said, 
"and it gives us pleasure here at 
the lake. There was a time, though, 
when it brought me grief — and 
taught me a lesson I'll never for- 

"Care to tell us about it, Jack?" 
asked Phyllis. 

"I don't relate it often, but it 
does explain the name Copper 
Nails, which, I'll admit, is unusual 
for a boat. The summer I built 
this craft I was working for a 
wealthy boat builder on the coast. 
His son, Stew, worked with me. 
Stew had been away to school and 

had evidently imbibed radical views 
about religion and other things. 
We had some lively discussions 
about Christianity, and I often 
tried to show him the importance 
of getting saved. But he would 
only laugh, or scoff that Christian 
professors were good enough on 
Sunday but just like others week- 

"And you couldn't change his 
mind?" asked Lyle. 

"I tried, but unsuccessfully. 
About that time, at Stew's sug- 
gestion, I started building my boat, 
at home. When I needed copper 
nails, I found them very expensive. 
I was short of cash and the devil 
whispered that Stew's dad wasn't 
paying me all I deserved, so he'd 
never miss a few nails, and any- 
way, they'd represent just a trifle 
of 'back pay' on my deserved 
salary. I took a few home each 
evening and drove 'em into my 
boat. I felt uncomfortable for a 
time, but finally forgot the incident. 
And, of course, my wealthy em- 
ployer never knew or suspected 
what I'd done." 

"This is very interesting," said 
Phyllis, as Jack paused. 

"I'm probably foolish for telling 
this, for you'll not think much of 
me afterward. But I thank the 
Lord that He didn't forget it! 
About six months later, an evan- 
gelist visited our town. My gang 
from the church went to hear him. 
He preached on the need to make 
things right if we were real Chris- 
tians and had actually repented of 
our sins. He hammered home the 
idea that we'd simply have to make 
restitution for any wrongs done in 
the past, if possible. The thought 
hit me hard. Every one of those 
copper nails seemed to stick into 
my conscience. I went home with 
cold sweat oozing from my brow. 

"Wow," said Lyle. "I can just 
imagine how you felt!" 

What could i do to 

make things right? I had stolen 
the nails, no doubt about that. I 
could easily go and pay the boss 
for them, and it was possible he'd 
overlook my act and not fire me. 
But what about Stew, the scoffer? 
I'd posed as a real Christian before 
him — even tried to make him into 
one. And now the Spirit showed 
me clearly that I had done a ter- 
rible deed — one that if not recti- 
fied could damn my soul, and 
Stew's, too! If I didn't confess and 
make restitution, I'd never have 
peace. If I did confess, Stew would 
probably never become a Christian 
at all, thinking I was just another 
hypocrite like the others." 

"Oh, dear!" breathed Phyllis. 
"What did you do, Jack?" 

"I suffered torture for a week, 
went back to meetings with the 
hope I'd gain strength to do the 
right thing; but the preacher only 
brought new torments to me, and 
I stopped going. However, I simply 
had to tell someone, and finally 
asked Tom, my best chum, to go 
for a hike. In the woods I poured 
out my whole, miserable story. For- 
tunately, Tom was a Christian and 
could sympathize and understand; 
but he didn't mince words as he 
told me what I'd have to do — con- 
fess, make restitution, and take 
the consequences. 'If you do that,' 
said he, 'you'll be right with God 
and can trust Him fully.' " 

"Then what?" asked Lyle. "I'm 
really much interested, Jack." 

I ASKED Tom to pray 
for me, and for a time felt better. 
But next morning when I faced 
my boss, I really had the jitters. 
I was sure I'd lose my job — and 
then what would Dad and Mother 
say? My boss listened, looked at 
me queerly, and took the money 
I offered for the nails. He thought 
for a moment, then said, 'Summer's 
nearly over, Jack. I hope you'll stay 
on with us. I'm confident you'll 

not let anything like this happen 
again.' I felt that Tom's prayer 
had been answered, and had the 
courage to tell Stew. That was lots 
harder! He listened in scornful si- 
lence and I winced as I waited for 
his scoffing laugh and words. But 
I went ahead, humbly confessing 
my sin, asking his special pardon, 
and adding that since Jesus was 
my Advocate before God, I knew 
He would forgive me — and hoped 
Stew would, too." 

"And what did Stew say?" asked 

After a silence, Jack answered, 
"This part I like to tell. Stew said, 
'Frankly, Jack, I've always thought 
you were just another religious 
hypocrite. Now I believe Christian- 
ity must have something to it after 
all if it can make a fellow confess 
as you have to taking a few nails 
and offer to pay for them.' " 

"The Lord certainly worked with 
you," Lyle said. 

"I praise Him for the whole ex- 
perience, terrible as it was. The 
memory of those copper nails has 
kept me from doing things which 
are wrong but generally accepted 
as all right today. I've told this 
story just a few times in Christian 
youth meetings, and several girls 
and fellows have told me it has 
helped them, too. It seems they 
remembered a few 'copper nails' 
sticking around their consciences, 

"I'm glad you have related this, 
Jack," said Phyllis; "and I wish 
you'd tell it sometime in one of 
our meetings. It's so very easy to 
slip a 'nail' or two into one's pocket, 
almost unconsciously, yet commit 
a sin in God's sight and thus mar 
our fellowship with Him." 

"Thanks, Jack," said Lyle as he 
helped Phyllis from the good ship 
Copper Nails. "I'll always remember 
that story. And it's just possible 
I may think up a few 'nails' of my 
own to make right as a result." 


In This Struggle 

By Katherine Bevis 

/)/! ATIONAL PROBLEMS increase. New attacks 

If J are made on the Word of God from within 
# / and without. 

The propaganda machine of evil is geared to a new 
and more dangerous speed bringing confusion in a 
manner never before imagined by Christians. 

What is our part, as Christians, in this struggle? 

It is forever our duty to exert every effort to bring 
order out of confusion, to think clearly, to separate 
truth from falsehood, to pray and live very close to 

The moral influence of the Christian, as well as his 
increased effort to center his thoughts and acts upon 
God and right, offer an opportunity for the only gen- 
uine contribution which any loyal child of God should 
be willing to make at such a time as that in which 
we live. 

The border line between virtue and vice is some- 
times very narrow and vague. This is because so many 
human vices are simply highly desirable virtues which 
have gotten out of control. For example flattery is 
praise which has become insincere; greed is thrift 
which has run wild; sentimentalism is love gone soft; 
superstitution is faith over-extended. 

It is because our virtues are so prone to these 
exaggerations and distortions ;.* t our world has be- 
come so entangled. As we face these grim facts as 
Christians, we need to :-ray more, meditate more, 
and "take time to be holy" as we live in this con- 
fused world. 

We need to live above littleness, to cling to those 
things which are mightier than the sword and more 
powerful than the arrogance of stupidity. We need 
to labor in patience, to pray for conditions which will 
benefit all mankind, to love one another, to coura- 
geously be Christians in the midst of confusion, to 
play well our part in living for our master. 

On this strong foundation of faith, hope, and love, 
the Christian can build for eternity, even while others 
tear down. 

Nearly 2,000 years ago, Jesus taught mankind that 
lesson it has never learned, but has never quite for- 
gotten: that there shall be a kingdom where the 
least shall be heard and considered side by side with 
the greatest. 

Someone has said that "half the blunders of hu- 
manity come from not knowing one's self." A fun- 

damental need today is to find out the elements of 
power within us and how they can be trained to 
good t;ervice. 

We all have access to our Bible. We need to read it, 
pray about what we read, then go out and live it. 

It HAS BEEN said that we of the United 
States have become a nation of faithless materialists, 
that we worship at the shrine of pragmatic realism, 
that our lack of spiritual values will sooner or later 
lead us to betray ourselves and our fellow man in 
the inevitable conflict that is to come. 

We need to get back to faith in God and believe 
without concrete proof that our God is able to do 
that which He has promised. 

We exercise such a faith in the material things 
of life; why not in a God who is "the same yesterday, 
today and forever"? 

We sit down in a chair without knowing whether 
it will support our weight. We push an electric light 
switch without knowing anything about the basic 
elements of electricity and without giving a thought 
to the thousands of people who are working to pro- 
duce the light which we are so sure will come when 
we push the button. We go into a store and are 
sure that our paper money will be accepted by 
the shopkeeper; yet we have never studied economics 
nor seen the silver that is supposedly represented by 
our paper currency. How do we know that our cur- 
rency will be accepted in exchange for the things 
we wish to buy in any store in this country? 

Every time we take a drink of water from a faucet, 
or eat a piece of cake we did not ourselves bake, or step 
outside the confines of our own room, we are saying, 
"I believe in the goodness of men and of these things. 
I have faith that I will not be hurt by them." 

This is the age of faith! And it is one in which 
we must exercise our powers of faith to the utmost 
if we are to survive on a personal and national level. 

But a greater exercise of faith is needed if we are 
to survive for eternity. We need a faith in God, a 
faith in Him who said, "I will never leave you nor 
forsake you." 

Whatever else we need today, we certainly need to 
live a life of faith and courage. 

We cannot, we must not fail our God who will never 
fail us! 



By Monna Gay 

ts~y IOGRAPHIES OF great people show many lives 

/J ^ who were given what might be called mis- 

(/—J fortune, but who took the strands and so wove 

them into the cloth of life that it carried the sheen 

they wanted it to have. 

They were able to make jewels from dust heaps, 
because they refused to fall apart from the inside. 

Beethoven and Edison were deaf. 

Milton was blind. 

Have you ever wondered what Helen Keller might 
have been with all her faculties? At three and four 
years of age, she was full of despair and rebellion. 
Soon afterward she took hold of God's law, and ac- 
ceptance, accompanied by faith. Later, when she was 
sixty-nine, Helen Keller said of herself: "If I had 
regarded my life from the standpoint of a pessimist, 
I should be undone. I should ask in vain for the 
light which does not visit my eyes, and the music that 
does not ring in my ears. I should beg for day and 
night and never be satisfied. I should sit apart in 
awful solitude, a prey to fear and despair. But since 
I consider it a duty to myself and others to be happy, 
I escape a misery worse than physical deprivation." 

Helen Keller's handicaps plus her courageous soul 
produced a personality of unusual charm and rare 
usefulness. Helen Keller refused to fall apart from the 

ONCE IN A COMMITTEE meeting, the 
members were discussing a request for financial as- 
sistance for one of the local churches. One of the 
men who was acquainted with the prevailing condi- 
tions of this church had this to say: "This church 
has fallen apart from the inside." 

When asked by one of the other members just 
what he meant, he explained by presenting some 
figures to the committee, these figures having been 
tabulated from the past annual reports filed by the 
pastors of this congregation. 

During this period of years, this congregation had 
been receiving an average of more than $1,000 a year 
in special appropriations. During most of these years, 
the members of that church had paid less than $100 
a year for missions; benevolences dropped as low as 
$10 one of the years. Attendance dropped to an aver- 
age of twenty-five one year; yet the membership roll 
listed more than 150 names during most of the years 
included in that report. 

These men knew that no great disaster had ever 
hit this community. There was no unusual opposition 
against this church. It was, as the member of this 
committee had reported, "falling apart from the in- 

Most of its members had become indifferent. And, 
though it was evident that this church really was in 
need of financial help, this help, if given, would only 

help the congregation to keep up an outward ap- 
pearance, this grant that had been requested, if given, 
would only be a temporary prop. And more than 
temporary props were needed for it to survive! 

YOU HAVE SEEN old buildings that were 
falling apart from the inside, propped up on their 
leaning side with poles. This make-shift remedy does 
not stop the inner decay. The foundation of those 
buildings will continue to sink. Their timbers will con- 
tinue to rot. Their braces will continue to come apart. 
The buildings will lean more and more out of plumb. 

Falling apart from the inside! How this can be 
applied to individual lives — lives with character de- 
caying, faith fading away, the temptations of life 
withering the soul from the narrowness of self-cen- 
tered interests. And, like the propped-up building, 
living out of plumb, more and more each day those 
lives lean away from God. 

There is a renowned tower, the Tower of Pisa, that 
has for generations attracted world-wide attention. 
It is a LEANING TOWER, and many proposals have 
been made to save it from eventually falling. One of 
these proposals seems a sensible one indeed, and was 
made by a professor of the University of Rome: "Dis- 
mantle it, stone by stone," he suggests, then he says, 
". . . rebuild it on a new foundation that will not be 
affected by the waterlogged subsoil." 

John tells us: "And the world passeth away, and 
the lust thereof; but he that doeth the will of God 
abideth for ever" (1 John 2:17). And again, "Ye are 
of God, little children, and have overcome them: be- 
cause greater is he that is in you, than he that is in 
the world" (1 John 4:4). 

Eternal props! "He that overcometh shall inherit all 
things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my 
son" (Revelation 21:7). With such props, life cannot 
fall apart from the inside. Life cannot tilt away 
from the plumbline of God. Such a foundation cannot 
be affected by the watersoaked soils of the earth. 

Jesus Christ, our blessed Saviour, has made the 
cross a symbol of our eternal prop for our lives, not 
a prop that decays and rots, not a prop that will 
bring defeat, but a PROP OF VICTORY, standing as 
our towering illustration of the assurance that we 
need not "fall apart from the inside." Our only need 
is to REBUILD on this sure Foundation. 

Jesus said: "My Father, which gave them me, is 
greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them 
out of my Father's hand. I and my Father are one" 
(John 10:29-30.) 

From the spiritual heights where Jesus lives, we 
can mold life after our dreams; we shall never "fall 
apart from the inside." 

He and He alone gives us ETERNAL INSIDE 



/l NOTHER first in the color- 
/J ful, progressive history of 
^/V the youth program of the 
Church of God was experienced, 
Saturday, April 30, 1960, at the 
Pike Avenue Church of God in 
Pontiac, Michigan. Yes, the "Teen- 
age" Day for the youth of the 
Church of God in Michigan was 
the very first, according to our 
National Sunday School and Youth 
Director, Brother Polen. 

If the results of this meeting 
and the reaction to this affair are 
to serve as a creditable gauge for 
the future, the "Teen-age Day" will 
certainly be a red-letter day on 
the calendars of our churches. It 
may well take a place of impor- 
tance and interest equal to that 
of our youth camps, gospel cruises, 
youth day at the General assem- 
bly and the other outstanding 
youth events of our Church. 

From all over the state of Michi- 
gan — points both near and far 
from the host church — young peo- 
ple began assembling; and at 10:00 

a.m., with the opening of devotions, 
it became apparent that the church 
was going to be taxed to its limits 
with one of the happiest, most ex- 
uberant groups to which it had 
ever opened its doors. Yes, they 
had come for fun and fellowship to 
be sure; but in matters of wor- 
ship and reverence, they displayed 
a manner which would have 
thrilled the heart of every Chris- 
tian. When they sang, they 
REALLY sang; when they prayed, 
they did it with earnestness; and 
then, when the program shifted to 
the lighter side, they really "lived 
it up." They got the message pretty 
quickly from Brother Polen when 
he expressed his wish that every 
young person would "dig this day 
the most." Believe me, they did! 
Included among the days high- 
TIME, regarding such subjects as, 
"How To Get Along With Your 
Parents," "How To Lead Someone 
to Christ," "How To Find God's 
Will for Your Life," "Hitching Your 

Approximately 400 attend nation's 
first full "Teen-age Day." 

National Director preaches 
on "Christ's Call to Teens" 

By Garold D. Boatwright 

State Director 

Hodges awards $5.00 

cash prize 

to "Teen-age Talent Contest" 

winner: Judy Bennett, Pontiac, Mich 

Star to a Wagon," "How to Pick 
a Husband" and "How to Pick a 
Wife." These lively sessions were 
directed by Brother Polen and 
competent men from the state of 
Michigan. Not only were they in- 
formative and educational, but 
were also the source of many a 
good laugh throughout the day. 

Another exciting period was 
TEEN TALENT TIME, which was 
just what it implies, a time for 
the Christian youth to sing their 
hearts out in good natured com- 
petition. A prize of five dollars 
was given to the winner, selected 
by a board of judges. 

To an old food-lover from way 
back, other highlights of the day 
were the lovely meals prepared by 
the ladies of the host church and 
other cooperating, neighboring 
churches. Everyone seemed to get 
a thrill out of just bringing in 
their requested share of food for 
the day, and everyone seemed to 
get an even greater thrill taking 
some of the food home with them. 

BANQUET" were times of enjoy- 
ment for all. 

Climaxing the ac- 
tion packed day was the outstand- 
ing evening program. Under the 
careful planning of Brother J. C. 
Hodges, state director of Michigan, 
and Brother Polen, this was one 
of the most diversified, enjoyable 
services imaginable. An outstand- 
ing teen choir directed by Jimmy 
Forrester began the service, fol- 
lowed by a scripture reading by 
Sandra Jennings, several beautiful, 
special songs by teens, a word of 
thanks to all who contributed to 
the success of the day, and an en- 
lightening and, sometimes humor- 
ous, panel discussion. The panei 
was composed of a pastor, a father, 
a mother, a teen-age boy and a 
teen-age girl, and was moderated 
by our own O. W. (John Daly) 
Polen. A fine film, "Teen-age Chal- 
lenge," followed. 
No sooner was the church bright- 

ened following the film than 
Brother Polen stepped to the pul- 
pit and very dramatically pre- 
sented, "Christ's Call to Teens," 
a message that will long live in 
the hearts of every person who 
answered his call for teen dedica- 
tion time. At 9:15 p.m. it was all 
over but the handshaking, but be- 
lieve me, everyone knew that they 
had just spent one of the nicest 
days of their lives. The young left 
the building feeling more mature 
having directed much of the days 
activities, while the older ones left 
feeling younger, having spent a 
day with such a vibrant, youthful 
group of Christians. The day was 
especailly beautiful and novel in 
that it was truly a day FOR the 
teens and DIRECTED BY the teens. 
It was to me a source of enjoy- 
ment to see all of the ministers 
sitting back in insignificant, re- 
mote sections of the church, while 
the teens were up in the front 
directing affairs. I tell you, I never 
saw anything quite like it! 

National Board Member Day lectures on "Hitching Your Star to 
a Wagon" (vocational guidance ). 

State Overseer Tlmmerman 
greets Teen-agers 


"Teen Talent Time" 
4 of the 12 
teen-agers who 
competed in "Teen 
Talent Time." 

A verbal garland should be 
pinned on Brother Polen and 
Brother Hodges, for the scheduling, 
planning and success of this great 
day. It was very obvious to all that 
this type event doesn't just happen 
by accident, but rather comes by 
planning and prayer from men 
"who care enough to give the very 
best" to our youth. 

National Director 

Polen tells 

teen-age girls "How to Pick 

a Husband." 



Ripples Spread 

By Margaret N. Freeman 

r^NL ID YOU EVER pitch a 
/A stone into the water, watch 
&L-S the ripples spread, let it 
quiet down, throw in another, and 
churn it round again? It is fas- 
cinating to do this, especially when 
you are in a reflective mood. 

Words are like those ripples. They 

Amy is a friendly, talkative girl, 
so eager to tell the choice bit of 
gossip lying on the tip of her 
ever-ready tongue. "She is gossipy 
but harmless," say some of her 
friends. But it was Amy who heard: 
"Haven't seen Sue Foster and 
Hank Adams together much late- 
ly." This is the way Amy passed it 
on to several people and to Hank 
himself: "I hear you're off Sue's 
list, pal." Now, bewildered, Hank 
thinks this came straight from the 
horse's mouth (Sue's, to put it in- 
delicately). He is easily hurt, draws 
into his shell, and thinks, "Okay, if 
that is the way Sue wants it!" — so 
he doesn't call her anymore. Sue 
has been busy with extra work and 
pressure at home. She is a shy, 
sensitive, soft-spoken girl. When 
Hank acts cool and does not call, 
she is terribly hurt but is deter- 
mined not to let him catch on. 
Amy's words have put a fine 
friendship on the rocks. 

Then there is Terry, another rip- 
ple spreader. Terry wears a chip 
on his shoulder very easily. It was 
his idea to redecorate the old Mad- 
ison house and fix it up as a 
youth center. Then the kids elected 
Milt Murphy as chairman. Terry 
was quite peeved that they did 
not elect him. He was venting his 
anger in no uncertain terms at the 
lunch counter in the drugstore 
where he worked. "They are all a 
bunch of snobs," he snorted angri- 
ly. Several people standing near- 
by looked interested. He noticed 

that a tall man by the magazine 
rack eyed him intently after his 
outburst. The man seemed to make 
a point of talking to several people 
and to the druggist himself. When 
the man finally walked off, Terry 
asked his boss who the man was. 
"That is the fellow settling up the 
Madison estate," the druggist an- 
swered quietly. That evening Terry 
overheard two women talking on 
the bus. He was sure it was two 
he had served at the drug counter 
that noon. "Did you hear," one 
woman asked the other, "the Mad- 
ison house was sold this after- 
noon? The heirs learned a group 
wanted it for a teen center, but 
investigation seemed to show they 
were an undesirable group so it 
was sold to a factory owner." 

Terry burned with shame and 
remorse, but his ripples had spread 
to the point of no return. 

JlM HAS not done a 
thing since he has been president 
of the class. I think he should be 
defeated next election," Gail was 
heard to say. No one stepped up 
and stopped this ripple with a: "I 
think he's doing a fine job," or 
"He is new but trying hard and 
needs more cooperation," although 
quite a few of the kids felt just 
that way. So when election time 
came, Jim lost. A non-Christian 
became president. Many undesir- 
able actitivies were sponsored and 
the kids who cared were heartily 
sick of their half-hearted actions 
in trying to stop the results of 
Gail's propaganda. 

A group of girls stood talking. 
Helen said: "I asked Barbara Ste- 
vens to help with the bake sale. 
Honestly, she is the most stuck-up, 
uncooperative person! She said she 
was sorry. Sorry! Some people 
(Continued on page 20) 


f\ i 1 HEN BETTY TOLD me a month ago that 
# A I sne was * eelin S more and more frazzled 
l/[y from having to do a lion's share in keeping 
things humming in youth fellowship, and asked me 
what she should do, I suggested that we do some 
intensive thinking, praying, and planning. We did 
just that; and now, with the resulting "campaign" 
well under way, Betty is jubilant about the way 
things are going. 

Do you have a Betty in your youth fellowship? Or 
maybe you yourself are like Betty. There are usually 
a few in any group who have a generous measure of 
drive, initiative, and zeal. And, because they come in 
that category, as time goes along they collect the 
various "jobs." 

What is the solution? Let us see what Betty's group 

As Betty said, the problem is not only that one 
person, or two, or three get too many jobs, but others 
with ability and talent do not get the experience and 
the opportunity to serve which they need and which 
in many cases they would sincerely like to have. 

Betty and I gave the problem a lot of thought. We 
prayed earnestly, together and individually, asking 
God's guidance in meeting the problem. We talked to 
our minister, to Sunday School teachers, and to young 
people from other youth fellowships. And then we 
recorded our findings and plans. Here they are: 

1. "Jobs" in youth fellowship should be shared by as 
many fellows and girls as possible. The mark of a good 
leader is not only to do work well, but also to delegate 
work and to inspire others to assume responsibility 
and carry through. 

2. Most fellows and girls like to help. The problem is 
to enlist their assistance and help them "get going." 
Especially does the shy Jean or Larry need encour- 
agement and help in getting started. Showing confi- 
dence, showing the worth and challenge of the job, 
and pointing out that it is an act of honoring and 
serving God are effective approaches. Help in the 
planning; then praise the efforts and results. 

3. A key committee to map out and assign jobs is 
a big help. 

4. in enlisting the help of a quiet or retiring person, 
give him a minor job at first, rather than plunging 
him into a top-priority assignment. Then gradually 
work him into the larger phases of the organization. 
In this way you will not only help him feel adequate 
for the job assigned, but you will help him gradually 
develop his powers of leadership and his ability to 
grow. To tackle a big assignment and feel he has 
done a mediocre job of it puts a damper on his 
enthusiasm and makes him reluctant, to try again. 

5. Try to have a group from your youth fellowship, 
including some of the shier ones who really have 
potential ability, attend a conference, a workshop, or a 
youth convention. Arrange a joint meeting with an- 
other youth fellowship or a leadership training course. 
Often the timid girl or fellow will blossom out in a 
larger group, with new contacts, and in a few months 
will show marked development, 

6. Pray much about the situation. Urge those you 
are seeking to enlist for the various jobs to do like- 
wise. The inspiration of deeper fellowship with God 
and his assurance that He understands the problem 
and will help you work it out are strong stimuli to 
everyone concerned. 

7. If you can, plan a spiritual retreat of all your 
group, or of the potential leaders. If you cannot 
devote an entire day to this, choose an hour when 
all of you can meet in some quiet place for prayer, 
dedication, and a deepening of your spiritual insights. 

Remember, God will help you work out your plans. 
He cares about what you are doing. He wants to 
bless your service with the great joy of His presence 
and guidance. 

Because you care about the shy and timid ones, care 
enough to "bring them out." Some day they may be 
leading lives of rich service to Christ and His king- 
dom. God works through human beings. He can work 
through you to start some fellow or girl on the path 
to a glorious and splendid life of Christian service. 

U!) YDil urn i)i) 

'j nm ri) uu rr jm* 

By Grace V. Watki ns 



Jean Lane, 


(Tennessee State Bible Quiz) 

By Clifford 



Pastor, Missionary F 


Church of 



Across the nation hundreds of sharp 
teen-agers are competing in the National 
Bible Quiz program. Thousands of young 
people are attending "Teen Time" rallies to 
"pull for" and boost THEIR CHAMPION. 
Many of the state directors will make 
teen-age Bible Quiz a highlight on Youth 
Day at the Camp Meeting. This will de- 

(-) ATURDAY evening, May 7, 

^ an unusual youth rally took 
*. J place at the East Chatta- 
nooga Church of God, Chattanoo- 
ga, Tennessee. Gathered for this 
mass convocation of youth were 
delegates from most of the 
Churches of God in the Chattanoo- 
ga area for the purpose of taking 
time out for Teen-age Singspira- 
tion, Teen-age testimony, teen-age 
Bible-Quiz and teen-age consecra- 

Featured in this rally was a spe- 
cial film, "Silent Witness," youth 
singing from the latest convention 
songbook, Pathways of Praise, 
the area-wide, Bible Quiz run-offs, 
and special renditions from the 
Church of God Home for Chil- 
dren Girls' Chorus, under the di- 
rection of Rev. Paul L. Walker, 
State Youth Director. 

The highlight of the rally fo- 
cused around five teen-agers who 
were competing for the honor of 
Chattanooga Area Bible Quiz 
Champion. Each of these young 
people represented a district in the 
Chattanooga area and had come 
in anticipation of winning the area 
trophy. For two rounds Jean Lane 
of the Grandview Church of God 
and the North Chattanooga Dis- 
trict set the pace; but in the third 
round, when quotation only was 
called for, Wanda Flerel of the 
East Chattanooga Church of God 
and District put on a "home 
stretch" drive to win the meet and 
receive the trophy, proclaiming her 
the Bible Quiz Champion of the 
Chattanooga area. This title give 

termine the State Bible Quiz Champion. 
The BIG MOMENT of this teen activity 
will be the National Bible Quiz meet at the 
General Assembly on Youth Night to de- 
termine the Bible Quiz champion of the 
Church of God. Don't miss it! You'll he 
sorry if you do! 

Wanda the right to compete at the 
Tennessee State Camp Meeting 
against four other such area cham- 
pions from different regions of the 
state. The winner in the camp 
meeting competition will be 
crowned Tennessee State Bible 
Quiz Champion and will represent 
Tennessee in the national finals 
at the General Assembly. 

It may be said that all five of 
the contestants were "sharp in the 
Word," and special commendation 
is extended to Larry Mangum of 
the Dividing Ridge Church of God 
representing the Daisy District, 
Patsy Smith of the East Chatta- 
nooga Church of God, and Carroll 
Wampler of the Dayton Church of 
God representing the Dayton Dis- 
trict. Each of these received an en- 
thusiastic ovation for gallant ef- 
fort and outstanding preparation. 

When tension had eased and 
nerves had calmed from the ex- 
citing Bible Quiz, the Girls' Chorus 
sang at their best the glorious gos- 
pel of Christ. The Holy Spirit con- 
firmed the singing and conviction 
gripped the hearts of some one 
hundred teen-agers to pledge them- 
selves anew to the work and will 
of God and His Church. With 
shouts of praise, tears of conse- 
cration, and countenances of de- 
termination, the rally concluded as 
the first of its type in the state 
of Tennessee. This climactic scene 
of pledging teen-agers before the 
altar of dedication assured each 
delegate that a "new day" was 
dawning for the youth of Tennes- 
see and the Church of God. 


/\/~k O ONE SAW Jammie come in, he was pretty 

If I sure of that; he had slipped in the side gate 
/ / and sneaked around the house to come in 
through the back door. Then he tiptoed down the 
hallway, eased into the bathroom and locked the door 
behind him. Now, he was safe, for a while anyway; 
if his mother ever found out, she would most likely 
whip him severly. 

He looked into the mirror over the sink. His re- 
flection showed a blonde, curly head, and a round, 
pink face with one eye considerably redder than the 
other. He took his mother's powder box from the shelf 
and started covering it up the best he could. Then he 
heard his mother. 

"Jammie! Jammie!" she called. "That you, Jammie?" 

Sometimes, Jammie thought, his mother had eyes 
in the back of her head — times like now, when it 
seemed he could not hide anything from her. Thinking 
about it made him feel sick on his stomach. 

"Jammie!" His mother called again. 

"Yes, ma'am," he answered. "Just a minute, I'm 
comin' ". 

Mrs. Watson stood at the doorway to the living 
room, and Jammie kept his left side turned away 
from her. She was short, blond, middle aged, a woman 
given to tender love and firm discipline. She could 
charm a rattlesnake and frighten the devil himself. 
Jammie's feelings for his mother went from deep af- 
fection to frustrated confusion. Sometimes, he thought, 
she treated him like he was the beloved only son and 
other times she acted as though he were the neighbor- 
hood hoodlum. 

His mother motioned him into the living room where 
he faced a little round man with horn-rimmed glasses, 
a pudgy, pleasant looking face, and fluffy white hair. 
"Jammie," she said, "this is your Uncle Billy Carson 
from St. George. He will be spending the week with us." 
Then, as a warning, she added, "He is a preacher." 

A preacher ! Jammie thought ... if he got caught 
now, he was sure to be skinned alive. But Jammie 
heartened a bit when Uncle Billy spoke. 

"Hello, Jammie," Uncle Billy said, looking Jammie up 
and down. 

"My! How you've grown!" He stroked his chin. "Let's 
see, now . . . you would be eight years old, huh?" 
He counted them off on his stubby fingers. 

"Yes, sir," Jammie said, turning his right side. "I'm 
almost nine, though ... in five months." 

MRS. WATSON started to leave the room. 
"Jammie," she said, "you talk to your Uncle Billy while 
I start dinner. Your father will be home soon." Then 
she went down the hall. 

"Sit down, Jammie," Uncle Billy said. 

Jammie sat. 

Uncle Billy peered over his glasses at Jammie, then 
smiled. "What's the matter with that eye, boy?" he 

Jammie wiggled uneasily. "Huh ... a ... what did 
you say, Uncle Billy?" Jammie stalled for time. 

"That eye . . ." Uncle Billy leaned over for a closer 
inspection, "looks to me like it's a little red." Then 
he drew back. "You haven't been in a scuffle, have 
you, boy?" 

Jammie stared down at the floor. He was trapped! 
He couldn't fool Uncle Billy; being his mother's 
brother, Uncle Billy would most likely know if he 
were lying. Then, like a bolt of lightning, a thought 
shot through Jammie's mind: Uncle Billy was a 
preacher, and he had heard . . . well, maybe there 
was still hope. 

"You won't tell Mamma, will you, Uncle Billy?" 
Jammie pleaded. 

Uncle Billy, chin in hand, studied Jammie in silence. 
He was thinking hard. Then he grinned. "I'm glad you 
didn't try to tell a lie, boy," he said, then paused a 
moment, and winked a confidential eye. "And . . . 
seeing as how your mother might not ask me, I just 
might not be obliged to tell her." 

It worked! Preachers were like that, Jammie 
thought. "Thanks, Uncle Billy," he said. 

"Whoa! Not so fast, now!" Uncle Billy wagged a 
cautious finger in Jammie's face. "It's not that easy. 
First, you've got to promise not to fight again. Now . . . 
how about it, boy?" 

Jammie's hopes fell. He could see now why Uncle 
Billy was his mother's brother — he was just like her. 
She would always let him off if he would do some- 
thing twice as hard. Now he had to think. Some- 
thing had to be done — quick! But his urgent need for 
a fast invention seemed to paralyze his thoughts. 

THEN, SUDDENLY, it hit him! He could 
promise for a week — Uncle Billy would be gone, then, 

(Continued on page 23) 

By J; P, McGowan 


Hundreds of churches throughout the nation came to realize fully the 
true significance of youth as thousands of young people went into action 
during Youth Week observance, April 11-17. 


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/ISA STATE Sunday School 
/ / and Youth Director, I 
_- ^Nf carry a deep concern for 
the young people of New Jersey; 
but I am also interested in all of 
you across our great United States. 
That is one reason why I enjoy 
writing for the Lighted Pathway, 
trusting that the message will open 
your eyes to the need of young 
people all over the world. Recently 
I had the pleasure of working with 
our wonderful National Sunday 
School and Youth Director, Brother 

0. W. Polen, in our Spanish Youth 
Convention. It was held in New 
York City, where in the last five 
years we have inaugurated fifteen 
growing Spanish churches. The 
last night I spoke on the subject, 
"Youth's Obligations to the 
Church." Brother Polen asked me 
to share this message with all of 
you whom he loves so dearly. You 
will notice that our five obligations 
all rhyme. We even got them to 
rhyme in Spanish! 


We MUST attend be- 
cause it is our church. Sometimes 
we hear, "The young people are 
the church of tomorrow." This is 
only partially true. We are the 
church of today as well. We are a 
vital part, and we are needed today. 
The United States calls for young 
men in its armed forces. God, too, 
is calling young men and women 
to work for Him. 

We must attend our church be- 
cause the coming of the Lord is 
so near. We have seen more Bible 
prophecy fulfilled in our lifetime 
than has been fulfilled before this, 
since Christ's ascension. "Not for- 
saking the assembling of our- 
selves together, as the manner of 

some is; but exhorting one another: 
and so much the more, as ye see 
the day approaching" (Hebrews 10: 
25). We do not have time for the 
things of the world when they con- 
flict with our duty to God. We 
belong to Jesus. That day is ap- 
proaching. We must keep alert and 
ready for His return! 

And then, we must attend our 
church to keep our spiritual flame 
aglow. We need the church even 
as the church needs us. The Bible 
tells us to "hold fast the profession 
of our faith." How are we to hold 
fast? It continues, "Not forsaking 
the assembling of ourselves to- 
gether." The easiest way to back- 
slide is to neglect church atten- 
dance. It is at church that we 
worship God in spirit and in truth 
and receive food for the sustenance 
of our spiritual life. Church atten- 
dance is the first essential to avoid 
backslidden life! 


As YOUNG people we 
must now take up the charge to 
defend the church for which Christ 

First, we must defend it against 
false doctrines. Satan has let loose 
a barrage of false cults and per- 
nicious heresies against the true 
church in these last days. "But 
the time is coming when people 
will not endure sound teaching, 
but having itching ears, they will 
accumulate for themselves teach- 
ers to suit their own likings and 
will turn away from listening to 
the truth and wander into myths" 
(2 Timothy 4:3, 4 RVS). To skill- 
fully counteract false doctrines, we 
must give diligence to the study 
of God's Word. Upon our shoulders 
now rests the commission to her- 

ald the truth of Jesus Christ. 

Second, we must shun the snare 
of worldliness. To practice a life of 
giving when the world says, "Get"; 
to manifest the fruit of the Spirit 
in a world of selfishness; to turn 
the other cheek when the world 
cries, "Strike back"; to live by faith 
when the world declares, "Seeing 
is believing"; to live a life of self- 
denial when the world offers self- 
indulgence; to delight in the things 
of God when the world rejoices 
in the things of man, to believe 
that the meek shall inherit the 
earth when the world decrees, 
"Force and power"; to make one's 
supreme task the winning of pre- 
cious lost souls when the world 
shouts, "The supreme task of man 
is to make a living" — these are 
the marks of spirituality which re- 
veal our difference from the world. 
It is not easy, but this is our high 
calling in Christ Jesus. 

Third, we must defend against 
complacency. God hates our in- 
difference. Eighteen million Ameri- 
can young people have never been 
inside a church! Twenty million 
American youth have never heard 
a full-gospel message! One million 
new teen-age delinquents are being 
added to police files every year! 
How can we be unconcerned in the 
light of these facts? To the church 
of Laodicea, Jesus said, "I know 
your works that you are neither 
cold nor hot . . . Because you are 
lukewarm and neither cold nor 
hot, I will spue you out of my 
mouth." How about you? Are you 

While attending college, God 
helped me to win many of my 
friends to Christ. One of these 
was a Catholic boy named Jim. 
Although we had nothing in com- 
mon but college classes and Ping- 



pong, I loved him. For three years 
I pulled for him. What a thrill 
it was to hear him testify that 
he had been won by Christian love. 
That brings me to my fourth point. 
We must defend our church 
against lovelessness. To the Ephe- 
sian Church, God said, "I have 
somewhat against you, because you 
have left your first love." Do you 
really love your friends as you 
should? Ask the Holy Spirit to en- 
large your heart with the love of 
Jesus. Our theme should be, "Lord, 
lay some soul upon my heart, and 
love that soul through me." Try 
loving your unsaved friends into 
the fold. It was while we were 
yet sinners that Christ manifested 
His love to us and died for our 


What WAS our most 
costly expenditure in World War 
II? Was it the millions of dollars 
we spent for ships, airplanes, or 
tanks? Was it the money we spent 
for ammunition? No, ask any 
mother involved. It was the one 
million boys we lost. Money is the 
cheapest loss in any battle. 

One soul is worth more than the 
whole world; yet, 43,800,000 souls 
are perishing without God each 
year, 120,000 every twenty-four 
hours. No sacrifice is too great in 
view of this loss. We must not 
only give ten per cent, but twenty 
per cent, thirty per cent, forty per 
cent, or all if necessary! An athe- 
ist has written: "Did I firmly be- 
lieve as millions say they do, that 
the knowledge and practice of re- 
ligion in this life influences destiny 
in another, religion to me would 
be everything. I would cast aside 

earthly enjoyments as dross, 
earthly cares as follies, and earthly 
thoughts and feelings as vanity. 
Religion would be my first waking 
thought and my last image before 
sleeping. I would labor in its cause 
alone. I would take thought for 
the morrow of eternity only I 
would esteem one soul gained for 
heaven worth a life of suffering. 
Earthly consequences would never 
stay my hand or seal my lips. 
Earth, with its joys and its griefs, 
would occupy no moment of my 
thoughts. I would strive to look 
upon eternity alone, and on the 
immortal souls around me so soon 
to be everlastingly miserable or 
everlastingly happy. I would go 
forth into the world and preach 
to it in season and out of season, 
and my text would always be: 
'What shall it profit a man if he 
gain the whole world, and lose his 
own soul?' " 

The world must be evangelized! 
Our youth must expend for the 
church and Christ. Our only hope 
is our young people. God is calling 
us. We must respond! 


FlRST, WE commend 
church by what we are. We exert 
spiritual influence by Christlike 
character. Here is a lighthouse 
fifteen miles from shore. Is it 
saying a word? Not audibly. But 
as a lighthouse it is crying, "Be- 
ware! Dangerous rocks and treach- 
erous reefs are lurking in these 
waters!" Jesus said, "Ye are the 
light of the world . . . Let your 
light so shine before men that they 
may see your good works, and 
glorify your Father which is in 

Second, we commend our church 
by what we say and do. While 
living in the island of Jamaica, 
some 900 miles south of Miami, 
Florida, I was greatly embarrassed 
by the frightful behavior of our 
sailors. Unlike the disciplined Brit- 
ish Corps, our boys acted as if 
they owned the island and caused 
riotous confusion. Many were jailed 
for misbehavior. Why was I em- 
barrassed? They were representing 
the United States; therefore, in a 
measure, they were representing 
me. Often I was reminded of their 
misdemeanors and asked if all in 
our country were like them. Like- 
wise, our behavior and speech as 
Christian young people reflect up- 
on Christ and our church. Let us 
never put our Lord to shame. 


gives what he cannot keep to gain 
what he cannot lose." These are 
the words of Jim Elliot who, with 
four companions, gave his life for 
the Auca Indians. 

Burdened for these savage Stone 
Age killers who had never heard 
a gospel message, Jim Elliot pio- 
neered a perilous journey along 
the white sand banks of the Cura- 
ray River in the heart of Ecuador's 
jungle forest. With gifts, novelties, 
and pistols in their hands, prayers 
in their hearts, they approached 
the naked savages, a group of peo- 
ple whom they loved but had never 

Although they were armed suf- 
ficiently, perhaps, to have made 
an escape by killing many, these 
five young men knew that to make 
such a blunder would forever close 
the doors to further Auca mission- 
ary endeavor. On Sunday, January 
8, 1956, these five young men gave 
their lives to deliver the gospel 
of Christ. Why did these men die? 
They knew their obligation. They 
had to extend the church and the 
cause of Christ. 

God is calling you — to the homes 
nearby and to the vineyards be- 
yond. Won't you respond? "For who- 
soever will save his life shall lose 
it: but whosoever will lose his life 
for my sake, the same shall save 
it" (Luke 9:24.). 


By Dr. T. Norton SterrettL^* 

Jai« missionaries IQTllBjJ'j^C 

/ / balanced? Of course, they 
^Sv are! I am one of them. 
I ought to know. 

A missionary probably began as 
an ordinary person. He dressed 
like other people and liked to play 
tennis and listen to good music. 
But even before leaving for the 
field, he became "different." Ad- 
mired by some and pitied by others, 
he was known as one who was 
leaving parents, prospects, and 
home for — a vision. Well, at least, 
that sounded visionary. 

Now that he is home again, he 
is more different. To him some 
things — seemingly big things — just 
do not seem important. Even the 
World Series or the Davis Cup 
matches do not stir him much. 
Apparently he does not see things 
as do other people. The chance 
of a lifetime — to meet Toscanini 
personally — seems to leave him 
cold. It makes you want to ask 
where he has been. 

Well, where has he been? Where 
the conflict with evil is open and 
intense . . . where there is a fight, 
not a fashion . . . where clothes 
do not matter, for there is little 
time to see them . . . where people 
are dying for the help he might 
give, most of them not even know- 
ing that he has the help . . . where 
the sun means 120 degrees in the 
shade, and he cannot spend his 
time in the shade! 

Not only space but time, too, 
seems to have passed him by. When 
you talk about jive, he looks puz- 
zled. When you mention Elvis Pres- 
ley, he asks who he is. You wonder 
how long he has been away. 

All right, how long has he been 
away? Long enough for thirty 
million people to go into eternity 
without Christ, with no chance to 
hear the gospel. Some of them 
went right before his eyes — when 
that flimsy riverboat turned 
over . . . when that epidemic of 
cholera struck . . . when that Hin- 
du-Moslem riot broke out. How 
long has he been gone? Long 
enough to have two seiges of 
amoebic dysentery, to nurse his 
wife through repeated attacks of 
malaria, to get the news of his 
mother's death before he knew 
that she was sick. 

How long? Long enough to see 
a few outcast men and women turn 
to Christ, to see them drink in 
the Bible teaching he gave them, 
long enough to struggle and suffer 
with them through the persecu- 
tion that developed from non- 
Christian relatives, to see them 
grow into a stable bank of be- 
lievers, conducting their own wor- 
ship, and develop into an indigen- 
ous Church that is telling on the 
community. Yes, he has been away 
a long time. 

So he is different; but unneces- 
sarily so, it seems. At least he is 

in this country now; he could give 
more attention to his clothes and 
to what is going on around the 
country. He could have more time 
for recreation and social life. Of 
course, he could. But he cannot 
forget — at least most of the time — 
that the price of a new suit would 
buy 3,200 Gospels, that while an 
American spends one day in busi- 
ness, 5,000 Indians, Chinese, or 
Africans go into eternity without 

So when a missionary comes to 
your church, remember that he 
is likely to be different. If he 
stumbles for a word now and then, 
he may have been speaking a for- 
eign tongue almost exclusively for 
seven years, and is possibly very 
fluent in it. If he is not the orator 
you want, he may not have had 
a chance to speak English from 
a pulpit for a while. He may be 
eloquent on the street of an In- 
dian bazaar or an African mar- 
ket. If he does not seem to warm 
up as quickly as you desire, or 
if he seems less approachable than 
the youth evangelist or the college 
professor you heard last week, re- 
in e m b e r he has been on a 
radically different social system 
since before you started high 
school, college, or business. Maybe 
he just forgot to brush up on 
Emily Post. 

Yes, the missionary is unbal- 
anced, but by whose scales — yours 
or God's? 

« • 


A king and queen contest was 
recently sponsored by the Chad- 
bourn, North Carolina, Church of 
God. Votes for the king and queen 
were one cent each. 

Kathy Walker was crowned 

queen with 948 votes, and Andy 
Taylor was crowned king with 575 
votes. Sara Carter and Craig 
Walker were runners-up. 

Great interest was shown 
throughout the six weeks of this 
contest. Approximately $31 was ob- 
tained through this project. 





(Youth assemble in 

Claridge Hotel, 

at 4:45 p.m.) 

Empire Room 


Balinese Room 

Claridge Hotel, 

Memphis, Tenn. 

A YouTH*Ban<Ue+! 

Especially for YOUTH at the General Assembly (single young people, ages 13-24 years) 



(Continued from page 25) 


Preparation really starts Sunday 
with an evaluation of the day's 
class. Was it Bible-centered? Was 
it evangelistic? Were there assur- 
ances that the class was Spirit-led? 
Were your personal goals for the 
day realized? Did everything go 
right? If not, what went wrong, 
and why? How was discipline? 
Were they apathetic — or just plain 
dead? Did they read, look down, or 
slouch around? Or were they noisy, 
talking to others and causing trou- 
ble? Either reaction is bad. How did 
you respond? Did you become an- 
gry, or were you able to be firm 
and still show love? Before you 
blame this younger generation, re- 
member that discipline problems, 
both apathy and hostility, often 
indicate a lack of preparation on 
the part of the teacher. Were you 
prepared? Was the room ready? 
Was your lesson prepared? Were 
you composed enough to laugh at 
yourself when you made that blun- 
der? Or did the class catch it be- 
cause you overslept and were fuss- 
ing with your family all the way 
to church because you were late? 

How much was received and how 
well * was it received? Did some- 
thing spark their interest? Were 
you prepared to continue that line 
of interest? Did it lead into some- 
(Continued on page 21) 

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Since a limited number can be accommodated, 
a place at this banquet may be had by 


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Please make reservation for persons (single, ages 13- 


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(No. and Street) 

(City and State) 


(Continued from page 10) 

coast along and others do all the 
work. . ." 

There were some agreeing nods 
and a buzz of talk started. "Oh, 
stop it, girls!" Carol said sharply. 
"Barbara is not stuck up. She is 
quiet, yes, shy and reserved, but 
a very sweet girl. And she is not 
lazy. She is very busy — too busy to 
stand around visiting as we are 
doing now. She is an honor student 
besides carrying a full work load 
at home. Her mother is an in- 
valid and she has the full respon- 
sibility and care of a younger 
brother and sister as well." 

"Carol, I am so ashamed." Helen 
burst out as they walked away. 
"How did you know all that about 
Barbara anyway?" 

"Because I bothered to find out," 
Carol said quietly. "I once unjust- 
ly accused someone, and when talk 
had spread to damaging propor- 
tions, I found I had spread a lot 
of untruth. I went to this person 
in remorse and asked what I could 
do. I was freely forgiven by this 
wonderful Christian person who 
suggested in the future I remember 
the Bible reference of the accusers 
of the immoral woman to whom 
Jesus said: 'Let him who is with- 
out sin be the first to throw a 
stone.' I have never forgotten," 
Carol concluded quietly. 

Words are such that they will 
either produce ripples spreading 
into waves of chaos or peace and 
goodness. What kind of ripples are 
you spreading? 


(Continued from page 2) 

Miss Linda Sue LaFever (15) 
Route 2, Box 133 
Cookeville, Tennessee 

Aston R. Kerr (26) 

37 Rosalie Avenue 

Kingston 11, Jamaica, West Indies 

Miss Rosalie Welch (18) 
Box 524 
Mattawamkeag, Maine 

Patrice Sinclair 
Riverside, Kingsvale P. A. 
Hanover, Jamaica 

(Continued from page 3) 

tor, "Christ's Call to Teens." Dis- 
cussion groups on "Your Parents 
and You," "How to Pick a Wife," 
"How to Pick a Husband," "How 
to Lead Someone to Christ," etc., 
helped with problems that are ma- 
jor to teen-agers. 

Co-operating L. W. W. B. ' s fur- 
nished free food for "Teen-age 

Thus, another "first" in youth 
work has come into existence. We 
sincerely hope that other states 
will take advantage of this "Teen- 
age Day" suggestion and will in- 
clude it in their next year's youth 
program. A copy of this program 
will be furnished by the National 
Office upon request. 


(Continued from page 27) 

Sophia, West Virginia _. _.... 115 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), Alabama 115 

Evarts, Kentucky 114 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan . 114 

West Anniston, Alabama _ _... 114 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio _.... _.... 113 

North Chattanooga, Tennessee 113 

Lakeland, Florida m 

Baldwin Park, California _ 110 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 110 

East Lakeland, Florida _ _. . 109 

Duluth, Georgia _.. __ 108 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 108 

Canton (Ninth and Glbbs), Ohio _ 108 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio 108 

Abingdon, Virginia _ 108 

Dublin, Virginia _.... 108 

Houston (No.2), Texas __ 107 

North Miami, Florida _... 105 

Graham, Texas _ _ 105 

Justice, West Virginia _.... 105 

Hastons Chapel, Tennessee _ _. 104 

North Cleveland, Tennessee 104 

East Los Angeles, California _...: _ 103 

Bartow, Florida _ 103 

Charleston (King Street), South 

Carolina _ 103 

Greenwood, South Carolina _ 103 

Battle Creek, Michigan _ 102 

Ranlo, North Carolina .. _ 102 

Midland, Texas _ 102 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee 102 

Naples, Florida _ 101 

China Grove, North Carolina 101 

Whltwell, Tennessee _ 101 

Taft. Florida . _ _ _ 100 

Pontlac, Michigan _.... __. _ _ _ 100 
South Rocky Mount, North Carolina 100 


Miami, Florida _ 99 

Rome (North) .Georgia -99 

Chokoloskee, Florida _ _ .. 98 

Ravenna, Kentucky _ 98 

White Sulphur Springs, West Vir- 
ginia _ _.... 98 

East Orlando, Florida _ 97 

Mitchell, Indiana 97 

Clarksburg, Maryland _ _ 96 

Georgetown, South Carolina .. 96 

Bluefleld, Virginia _ 96 

Dade City, Florida 95 

Palmetto, Florida 95 

Sulphur Springs, Florida _.. 95 

West Flint, Michigan .. 95 

Huntington, West Virginia _.... 95 

Arcadia, Florida _ L _ 94 

Crestvlew, Florida _ 94 

Dunlap, Tennessee 94 

Alva, Florida _..-.. 93 

Samoset, Florida 93 

McFarland, California _... 93 

Salisbury, Maryland _ 93 

Oxford, Ohio _.... _ 93 

Hemingway, South Carolina _. 93 

Radford. Virginia _.... 1 93 

Patterson Creek. Kentucky 92 

Manatee, Florida _ _ 91 

Van Dyke, Michigan _ 91 

Mineral Wells, Texas 91 

Fairfield, California _.... 90 

Hagerstown, Maryland _ .* • 90 

Lancaster, Ohio 90 

Conkllnton, West Virginia _ ._... 90 

Perdido, Alabama 90 

Corona, California _ 89 

Salinas, California _.... _ 89 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio _ 89 

Mlddletown (Oxford), Ohio 89 

Bethany, South Carolina — 89 

Woodruff. South Carolina _.. 89 

Lake Worth. Florida _.... _ — 88 

Rossville, Georgia _ — — 88 

Valdosta, Georgia _.... _.. _.... — . 88 

Austin, Indiana — 88 

Klmberlin Heights, Tennessee 88 

Greenville, North Carolina — — . 88 

South Cleveland, Tennessee — 88 

Mlms, Florida. _ 87 

Muskegon, Michigan _ - — 87 

Troutman, North Carolina — — — 87 

Valdese, North Carolina _ — .. 87 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio — -.... 87 

Inman, South Carolina — — — 87 

Wichita (Harry Street), Kansas 86 

Milford, Delaware — _ 86 

Seneca, South Carolina — - 86 

Logan, West Virginia _._ 86 

Tifton, Georgia _ — 85 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 85 

Benton, Illinois — _ 85 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 85 

Gulston, Kentucky — _ 85 

Lakedale, North Carolina 85 

Hamilton (Paducah), Ohio _.. 85 

Latta, South Carolina — — — 85 

Kenosha, Wisconsin _. — - _. 85 

Montgomery, Alabama _ — 85 

Eloise, Florida _.... _.. _ . - _ 84 

Elaine, Arkansas _ 84 

Chase, Maryland _ .. 84 

Stockbridge, Michigan 84 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 84 

Lake Placid, Florida _ 83 

Wimauma, Florida _ 83 

Blackwater, Arkansas 83 

Hickory Grove, South Carolina 83 

Brownfield, Texas _ 83 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas _ 83 

Williamson. West Virginia 83 

McMinnvllle, Tennessee 83 

Ferndale, Michigan — 82 

Charlotte, North Carolina 82 

Patetown, North Carolina — 82 

North Birmingham, Alabama _ 82 

Cumberland Mountain, Tennessee 82 

Dunnvllle, Kentucky _ — 81 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 81 

Hartselle, Alabama 81 

Macclenny, Florida 80 

West Lakeland, Florida 80 

Lawrencevllle, Illinois ~ 80 

River Rouge, Michigan _ 80 

Lynchburg, Virginia _ 80 

Proctor City, Tennessee _ 80 

Kenosha, Wisconsin 80 

Johnson City, Tennessee 80 

West Winter Haven, Florida _.... 79 

Burlington, North Carolina 79 

Cincinnati (McMicken), Ohio 79 

Sparta, Tennessee 79 

Willard, Ohio 79 

Whiteside, Tennessee 79 

Conway, South Carolina _ 79 

Akron (Market), Ohio ...._ 78 

Iowa Park, Texas 78 

Dallas, Texas _ 78 

Jasper, Alabama .. 78 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio 77 

Mount Morlah, Ohio 77 

Dillon, South Carolina 77 

Dublin, Georgia _ 76 

Somerset, Kentucky _ 76 

North Rldgevllle, Ohio 76 

Spartanburg (South Church), 

South Carolina _ 76 


Salem, West Virginia 

Sayre, Alabama 

Southside Estates, Florida 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 

Combs, Kentucky 

Easton, Maryland _ 

Pembroke, North Carolina 

East Belmont, North Carolina 
Frankllnton, North Carolina .... 
Saddle Tree, North Carolina .... 

Andrews, South Carolina _ 

Marlon, South Carolina ..... 

Mullins, South Carolina 


Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 
April 30, 1960 

Saved _ 3,099 

Sanctified 1,245 

Holy Ghost 

Added to Church 

Since June 30, 1959 

Saved _ 


Holy Ghost 

Added to Church 



..... 28,763 

.... 11,550 


-- 7,917 

Report of New Y.P.E.'s 

New Y.P.E.'s organized since June 
30, 1959 



(Continued from page 19) 

thing important or into non-es- 
sentials? How could you have better 
capitalized on that interest? Are 
you sure it was not an area of 
vital importance that you failed 
to recognize? 

How did class start? Did it take 
too long to get into the lesson? 
Notice closely how you start and 
how you finish. Did you run out 
of material or time? If time drags, 
you were unprepared. 


Where does food preparation 
need to be at its best? The new- 
born baby has a doctor prescribe 
his formula. Monthly trips to the 
doctor for checkups let the mother 
know when to start feeding the 
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meats, etc. Mother sterilizes bot- 
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up in the middle of the night to 
warm the bottle to an exact tem- 
perature. How important it is to 
get the baby off to a good start. 

What about the newborn Chris- 
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Do they receive special feeding in 
a more frequent schedule? How do 
you think Christ accepts the at- 
titude toward His little ones to let 
them find their own way to the 
weekly feeding Sunday morning- 
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them or do without. We lose a 
large number of new converts. How 
often is it caused from malnutri- 
tion or spiritual starvation? No one 
was willing to prepare formulas, 
strained vegetables, and meats or 
give the more frequent, individ- 
ualized feedings necessary. How 
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fi I j RITING IS a fantastic 
111 thing! But it gives an 
l/\y inner satisfaction of ac- 
complishment. And when used by 
Christians, it has far-reaching ef- 
fects. It is indeed included in God's 
plan of the ages. 

"The spoken word is carved in 
air; the printed word is cut in 
granite," said Luther Wesley Smith. 
He also preached: "God has placed 
in the hands of the writer and the 
editor an instrument of amazing 
potency. It is a two-edged sword; 
and neither television nor any 
other instrument will turn its 
edge ... It is the printed word 
that best conveys the ideas needed 
to bring the individual to reason- 
able convictions. The reader sets his 
own pace. He can stop to weigh 
the new thought, to test it, to 
assimilate it." I should think that 
creative thoughts are given by the 
breath of God. The best thoughts 
and emotions are experienced by 
Christians. The written word is 
somewhat like human beings — it 
has multiplicity. It is given a place 
in the soul and shares secrets with 

the reader. In a sense, it is sort 
of like a friend, it gives advice. 

In the early ages, writing was 
done on leaves strung together in 
order. If the string broke, it be- 
came quite a problem to replace 
the leaves into exact position. This 
may give a reason for some of the 
chronological breaks in the Bible. 

"What is written lives! What is 
spoken dies." The greatest of all 
inventions is the alphabet. Suppose 
Moses had written no history. Could 
we perceive the mode of Christian 
worship today? Our very acts 
would be meaningless. Or, suppose 
there were no Psalms of David, no 
evangel cry of the prophets . . . ima- 
gine the words of Jesus being lost 
in time . . . the letters of Paul the 
great missionary never penned. 
There would have been no world's 
greatest Book; man would be hope- 
lessly confused. The spoken word 
reaches hundreds and passes on, the 
written word overtakes multiplied 
thousands and continues to live. 

The Gutenberg press was a gift 
of God to the church. For over 
a hundred years it was used almost 
exclusively for religious work. 
Satan invaded the presses. Minis- 
ters became complacent about sin 
and lazy with the pen. The world 
is filled with ungodly ideas and 
words on paper. The demoniac is 
with us. 

ALL IS NOT lost. The 
commercial presses can be reached 
with Christian ideas if articles are 
slanted toward the publications to 
which they are sent. Editors want 
interesting manuscripts. Manu- 
scripts must be written for the au- 
dience that reads the magazine. In 
almost every issue of Reader's Di- 
gest, there are two or three articles 
concerned with religion. For arti- 
cles such as these, free lancers re- 
ceive up to $2,500. They are ex- 
tremely readable. They have the 
hallmarks of journalistic style. In- 

spirational and humor fillers 
(little shorts) are bought for as 
much as $100 by many magazines. 
There are over 1,000 religious mag- 
azines that are anxious to obtain 
well written articles with a Chris- 
tian slant. 

Christians can outwrite pagans. 
Satan is doing a deadly work in 
the literary field. He knows the 
power of the printed page. He has 
seductive, subversive, suggestive lit- 
erature all over our country. And 
the world is sprinkled with Com- 
munistic literature showing seeds 
of hate and fear. I say again that 
Christians can outwrite pagans. 
William Jennings Byran said, "If 
Christians sometimes have doubts 
and fears, unbelievers have more 
doubts and greater fears." The 1952 
Writer's Yearbook called writing 
"the greatest job on earth." The 
pen is still mightier than the 
sword. Argye Biggs said that 
"Christian writers must write bet- 
ter than the best." 

Ministries are multiplied through 
writing. Reverend Lloyd C. Douglas 
was unknown and his early ser- 
mons were going unknown. His 
daily practice writing short easy 
articles perfected his pen to the 
tune of Magnificent Obsession, The 
Robe, and The Big Fisherman. His 
skill in writing fiction based on 
fact has given the world these 
masterpieces. They carry a mes- 
sage of hope for millions. Great 
personages have perished but their 
great thoughts still live with us. 
Many ministers preach to hand- 
fuls. They could write to thousands, 
multiplying their ministry. 

Also writing increases one's per- 
sonal ministry. It is a seed bed for 
sermon thoughts. It sharpens the 
mind. Finally, it leads to the lec- 
ture platform. 

Ben Johnson declared: 
"For a man to write well, there 
are required three necessaries: to 


read the best authors, observe the 
best speakers, and make exercise 
of his own style." The person who 
is to write readable copy must ex- 
ercise his gifts. Daily practice has 
been the menu of the great writers. 
As a rule, 500-1,000 words of writ- 
ten copy per day is a good start 
for the beginning writer. Mistakes 
are to be made. Go ahead and 
make them. Also, the writer's read- 
ing time must be spent well. "Soak 
yourself full of the world's best 
literature," said Dr. Lynn Harold 
Hough, "so that you will have 
words, strong words, clear 
words ..." What greater literature 
could you start with than the 
Bible? The Bible has the greatest 
writers, ideas and author. News- 
men keep a copy of different trans- 
lations at hand. Books that are 
not worth reading do not deserve 
a place on the writer's shelf. 

Most writers fail in system. Prop- 
erly organized file folders filled 
with facts are the writer's gold 
mine. All facts are prison-free and 
everyone has the liberty to use 
them, over and over again. The 
writer who systematizes his ideas 
and facts is not wasting his time. 
Subject classifying and filing is 
very important to the person work- 
ing with ideas. 

"O that my words were now 
written! O that they were printed 
in a book! That they were graven 
with an iron pen and lead in the 
rock forever!" The writer who so 
desires succeeds. The would-be 
writer who waits for someone to 
beg him or ask him to write some- 
thing will never succeed. If you 
have something worthwhile to say 
on paper, put it there. There are 
millions who want something 
worthwhile to read. The good writer 
wants to write and is not bashful 
about it. If one editor is not in- 
terested, another will be. Do not 
be afraid to submit your manu- 
scripts or too lazy to re-work them. 
He can write who believes he can 
and pursues his goal. 

The challenge is urgent! If John 
the Beloved, whose words of infinity 
have dispelled darkness, came 
walking our way in sandaled feet, 
might we hear him say, "The world 
itself could not contain the books 
that should be written." 


(Continued from page 13) 

and he would be free. But his in- 
spiration glowed bright for one lit- 
tle instant, then faded. 

"If you lie to me, boy," Uncle 
Billy warned, "I'll find out." 

Jammie sat in silence, with a for- 
lorn sense of the hopelessness of 
the situation running through him. 
"How about it, boy," Uncle Billy 
urged, "do you promise?" 

Under the intense pressure of 
having to make an immediate de- 
cision, Jammie's uneasiness mount- 
ed until he could no longer hold 
out. He got to his feet and stood for 
a moment, to gather his dismem- 
bered faculties, then took the only 
available way. "I promise, Uncle 
Billy," he said. 

Suddenly! From nowhere, Jam- 
mie's mother stood in the doorway. 
"Promise what, Jammie?" she 
asked, looking as though she had 
made a horrible discovery. 

There was a deep silence. Jammie 
searched Uncle Billy's face for 
signs of encouragement. 

The stillness continued. Uncle 
Billy stared at Jammie. He consid- 
ered awhile, then turned to face 
Jammie's mother. "Jammie prom- 
ised he wouldn't fight any more," 
he said. "And I believe him." 

"Oh, my!" Mrs. Watson gasped. 
"I was hoping you wouldn't find 

"I didn/t," said Uncle Billy. "Jam- 
mie told me himself. I only asked 
him if he had been scuffling." Then 
he frowned at Mrs. Watson. "But 
how did you know?" he asked. 

Mrs. Watson looked at Jammie, 
then at the challenging face of 
Uncle Billy. With a helpless shrug, 
she motioned toward Jammie. "I 
know the smell of my own powder," 
she said, "and, ordinarily, Jammie 
doesn't use powder." She said smil- 
ing now. "But, he did tell the truth 
. . . and he promised. I'm proud of 
him for that. And I won't punish 

Jammie was proud, too. He was 
proud of his mother, proud of his 
Uncle Billy, proud of himself, and 
proud of the truth, because truth 
is good to have on your side, when 
there are TWO AGAINST ONE. 


and I was ready to 

serve the Lord in a 

new capacity" 

"I praise God for my 
introduction to The 
Book of Life eight 
years ago, and I'm 
thankful, too, for the 
great help it has been to 
my pastoral ministry — 
financially as well as 

"The opportunity to work full time is 
indeed gratifying and I'm finding this field 
of endeavor represents as real a ministry as 
preaching."— Rev. John Yates 

"I find many Christians 
are looking for part-time 

"As district manager for 
John Rudin in western 
Canada, I come in con- 
tact with Christian men 
and women who need 
additional income and 
are looking for oppor- 
tunities where they can 
put their spare time into 
profitable activity. Some of these folk are 
earning up to $100 a week. 

"Before joining Rudin, I was engaged in 
selling Bibles and Christian literature for 
many years, but I'm finding much greater 
satisfaction in The Book of Life plan." 

-C. Ritchie 


spiritually and financially" 

"1 enjoy working for 
Rudin-it brings me into 
contact with people and 
homes. I consider it a 
vital ministry, because it 
gives me an opportunity 
to serve my Lord and 
^A - fellow men as well. 

A k ■fel "And my earnings 
!■ m-. V I have been most gratify- 
ing, too-in a recent 3-month period I earned 
$3,290.46 (but I worked like a beaver!). 
We work on a selective lead system ... no 
competition, no deliveries, and there is no 
investment to make — Rudin finances the 
complete program and provides all kinds of 
help in getting started.'-Kev. H. T. McNeal 


Dept. P70 

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y^ AN YOU recall with me Sun- 
f ' day School classes where 
V^ you partook of a sumptuous 
banquet? You ate to your heart's 
delight delicious food from God's 
Word that was prepared by a mas- 
ter chef and served in the most 
charming of circumstances by a 
master hostess. Maybe you can also 
recall not-too-pleasant occasions 
when you were served something 
that reminded you of a steak that 
had been taken from the freezer 
just that morning, hurriedly 
warmed (a little burnt on the out- 
side but still raw in the middle), 
and served alone. Chances are it 
was shoved at you with an air of 
"There it is; take it or leave it." 
Or maybe you can recall some luke- 
warm milk sweetened with honey 
and spoon-fed. It is wonderful for 
babies but not for teen-agers. It is 
all the same food: bread (John 
6:51), milk (1 Peter 2:2), honey 
(Psalm 119:103), or meat (He- 
brews 5:14) from the Word of God. 
What is the difference? Prepara- 


Some believe there is little or no 
need for preparation. They say take 
the plain Word of God and take 
no thought of what you shall say. 
A publisher told of meeting a lady 
from a church that did not be- 
lieve in prepared lessons. They took 
the plain Word of God and started 
in Genesis. Her reluctant confes- 
sion, after being questioned, was 
that they had been using the sys- 
tem for six years and were now 
"wandering in the wilderness." No 
preparation is certainly "wander- 
ing in the wilderness" because if 
there were no preparation, you 

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Conducted By O. W. Polen 

would start where your Bible fell 
open Sunday morning or where 
you left off last Sunday without 
having done any praying or 
studying. The Sunday School has 
no place for teachers opposed to 


Prepare yourself spiritually. 
Teaching is a spiritual act re- 
quiring spiritual preparation. The 
teacher must know Christ, must 
be progressively getting better ac- 
quainted with Him, and must spend 
considerable time in prayer and 
worship communing with Him. The 
teacher should pray regularly, 
naming each student and pre- 
senting his personal problems to 
the Lord. Pray that they might be 
prepared to receive from the Lord, 
and intercede for each one who 
is lost. Students who have been 
prayed for individually will feel 
the love and compassion that is 
an essential part of effective teach- 

Prepare yourself by being a Bible 
student. It is not enough to know 
the lesson you teach; you must 
know the Bible from which the 
lesson came. A criticism personally 
made of Sunday School teaching is 
that the lesson was presented as 
a complete unit and not made part 
of the study of the Bible as a 
whole. When lesson preparation is 
made part of and integrated into 
systematic Bible study, lessons also 
reach out and create hunger for 
further personal Bible study on 
the part of the pupils. Teaching 
needs breadth as well as depth. 
Use a concordance and the topical 
references of your Bible. Remember 
to include and to encourage the 
reading of the home daily Bible 

Rev. Winston Elliott 
Pastor, Mesa, Arizona 

readings as part of personal Bible 

Prepare yourself by improving 
teaching ability. Teacher qualifi- 
cations are not within the scope of 
our discussion here. The ability to 
teach is basically a qualification. 
There is a desire to identify that 
phase of preparation which is the 
lifelong acquisition of skills, atti- 
tudes, and methods. It comes 
through reading books and maga- 
zines, observing others and partici- 
pating in discussions and meetings. 
It includes learning how to study 
and how to understand and influ- 
ence children, youth, and adults, 
as well as how to present your 
material effectively. The emphasis 
here is that you continue develop- 
ing your ability to prepare a lesson 
and improve your skill in using 
more of the tools available. 


It is not enough to teach the 
Bible; you must teach individuals 
what is in the Bible. Salvation is an 
individual matter. This means that 
you must find out that John is a 
babe in Christ and needs milk, 
whereas Mary is ready to start on 
some strained meat and soups in 
preparation for weaning. Richard 
has had only honey (too much 


sweets) and needs a more balanced 
diet, while Carl there in the back 
of the room has had only the 
simplest of fare, living in a home 
where he is kicked around and un- 
wanted. He needs honey — the Word 
with kindness and affection. 
Brother Paul, a mature, hard- 
working Christian, needs a solid 
fare of meat, beans, and potatoes 
to give him the energy to work 
as he does. You had better prepare 
plenty for him! Brother Bob is a 
good, old-time Pentecostal who 
likes his spiritual food with plenty 
of spice and seasoning and served 
hot off the fire. Poor old Sister 
Sallie has a sensitive stomach and 
anything with any seasoning up- 
sets her ulcers. She needs prayer 
for healing and a light diet until 
her stomach gets straightened out. 
And so on down the line, each 
individual is different and prepar- 
ation must meet those individual 
needs. Yes, they are all in one class 
but you will not know it unless 
you extend the Sunday School be- 
yond the classroom as Brother 
Carpenter said. You cannot finish 
your work in forty-five minutes. 
Neither are you effective during 
those forty- five minutes unless 
your preparation includes learning 
the pupils' needs. 


Do you remember that the ban- 
quet mentioned in the introduction 
was served in the most charming 
of circumstances? You do not have 
a big banquet using a storage room 
for a banquet hall, unless, of 
course, you do a lot of decorating. 
Well-prepared teachers can lose 
much of the effectiveness when 
they try to use facilities that hin- 
der instead of contribute to their 

Take a moment and examine 
your kitchen where you prepare 
and serve food. It is well equipped 
and well organized, isn't it? What 
kind of cook would you be with- 
out a sink, stove, or table? Next 
visit your public school where your 
children attend. Notice the equip- 
ment used there to do an effec- 
tive job. Visit the library and ex- 
amine the files of pictures, films, 
records, filmstrips, etc. Much of 
the public school teacher's time is 

spent preparing displays, bulletin 
boards, and other visual materials. 
She is not only making her room 
cheerful and attractive, but she is 
also making it contribute to the 
learning process. 

Now go to the Sunday School 
classroom where you teach and 
take a look. You have stood there 
Sunday after Sunday telling your 
pupils that the Bread of Life is 
far more important than natural 
food; getting acquainted with 
Christ is far more important than 
getting an education. Have you 
convinced them? Have you con- 
vinced yourself? Remember, you 
pay for their education through 
taxes. Calculate how much you 
paid for your kitchen and how 
much time you spend there. Now 
repeat after me, "I believe that 
spiritual food is more important 
than natural food or the mental 
food of education and I am doing 
all in my power to convince my 
pupils of that." After you have 
prayed and asked forgiveness for 
negligence, get the children and 
their parents (not the pastor and 
the church because they have all 
the load they can handle, and it 
is better this way) and all of you 
go to work and prepare your room 
like a banquet hall. 


Has it already been said that 
it takes time to prepare a lesson? 
It does. If you as a teacher have 
not, even in these busy times, made 
the necessary dedication of time 
for God and His cause, then your 
consecration and dedication are 
too shallow for your responsibilities. 
Yes, but . . . excuses notwithstand- 
ing, consecration of time along 
with talents and treasures 
is demanded of God. And it does 
not take any more time to pre- 
pare adequately starting Monday 
than it does Saturday. 

Schedule study time with your 
prayer time and Bible study. The 
last thing at night is not the best 
time, either, though prayer and 
Bible reading are good before re- 
tiring. Neither are you going to do 
effective studying in the living 
room with the family and the TV. 
Get alone in a place where you 
can stick with it and not be 

bothered. Get all your supplemen- 
tary materials and some cards to 
make notes on. Remember to keep 
in mind the different individuals 
and find something special for 
each one, especially the one who is 
lost or discouraged. Remember also 
the need to create hunger for per- 
sonal Bible study. 

As you study our literature, you 
can feel the divine inspiration and 
anointing that God has breathed 
upon those who write our litera- 
ture. Recent personal experience 
with the Adult Teachers' Quarterly 
never fails to thrill my soul every 
time I pick it up. The depth of 
scholarship and spiritual inspira- 
tion is tremendous. But Brother 
Gause's wonderful inspiration does 
not become yours when, in class, 
you put your nose in the quarterly 
and start reading. You destroy the 
inspiration and it becomes some- 
thing flat and "canned." It is like 
taking a pre-cooked, canned ham 
(one of these expensive boneless 
ones) and serving straight from 
the can. It makes good sandwiches 
but it really needs a cook to bake 
it and make it fancy. Then you 
eat banquet style. Someone else's 
inspiration cannot become your in- 
spiration. You must go to their 
source, prayer and the Bible, to 
get it. If you are teaching the 
Word of God, inspiring a study of 
the Bible, and creating a love for 
God's Word, use the Bible your- 
self when you teach and get your 
students to use theirs. The less 
prepared you are, the more you 
need the quarterly. 


It is good; in fact, it is essential. 
Some thirty minutes of final pre- 
paration in your room before Sun- 
day School starts makes a big dif- 
ference. It is required of all public 
school teachers and it is a 8:00 for 
them, not 9:30. This for you in- 
cludes prayer, checking your notes, 
your materials, your room, and 
chatting with pupils who come 
early. Most of all, you relax and 
get your composure because you 
have the assurance that you are 
prepared. You are ready to get a 
good start and the battle is half 

(Continued on page 19) 


Sunday School and 
Youth Work Statistics 

By 0. W. POLEN, Notional Sunday School and Youth Director 


Average Weekly Attendance 
April 1960 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 886 

Mlddletown (Clayton Street), Ohio _, 672 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 597 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 535 
Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 512 


Daisy, Tennessee 499 

Jacksonville. Florida 498 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan 453 

Kannapolis. North Carolina 437 

North Cleveland, Tennessee 436 

Wilmington, North Carolina 421 

Griffin, Georgia _ _ 408 

Erwin. North Carolina 406 

North Chattanooga, Tennessee 405 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee 402 

Whitwell, Tennessee . 401 


South Gastonla, North Carolina 394 

BUtmore, North Carolina .... .... ._ .... 393 

Anderson (McDuffle Street), 

South Carolina 392 

Sumiton, Alabama 389 

Van Dyke, Michigan 353 

West Flint. Michigan 346 

Orlando, Florida 342 

Buford, Georgia 342 

South Lebanon, Ohio 341 

Lakeland, Florida 334 

Tampa, Florida 331 

Alabama City, Alabama 329 

Falrborn, Ohio ... . .... 320 

Pontlac, Michigan 319 

Savannah (Anderson Street). 

Georgia 318 

Perry. Florida 314 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 305 

Rome (North), Georgia 304 


East Laurlnburg, North Carolina 299 

Lumberton, North Carolina 298 

Pulaski, Virginia 295 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 291 

Mllford. Delaware 291 

Brooklyn, Maryland 290 

Lenoir, North Carolina 290 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 288 

Wyandotte. Michigan 286 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 285 

Akron (Market Street), Ohio 283 

Salisbury, Maryland 282 

Charlotte, North Carolina 282 

Dallas, North Carolina 281 

Atlanta (Riverside), Georgia 280 

La Follette, Tennessee 280 

Plant City, Florida 278 

South Rocky Mount, North 

Carolina 276 

Dillon. South Carolina 271 

Easton, Maryland 269 

Lancaster, South Carolina 269 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 269 

Jesup, Georgia 267 

Newport News, Virginia 266 

Louisville (Highland Park), 

Kentucky 264 

Phoenix (44th Street), Arizona 263 

Miami, Florida 263 

Canton (Ninth and Glbbs). Ohio 263 

Pomona, California 261 

Columbia, South Carolina 260 

Parkersburg. West Virginia 260 

Lenoir City. Tennessee 258 

Winter Garden, Florida . 

North Birmingham, Alabama .:.. 
Greenville (Woodslde Avenue). 

South Carolina .... 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 

Birmingham (South Park), 


Marion, South Carolina 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

McColl, South Carolina 

Knoxville (Eighth Avenue), 


West Gastorala, North Carolina .... 

Baldwin Park, California 

Ft. Myers, Florida .... . 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), 

Alabama ._ 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 


West Lakeland, Florida 

Rifle Range, Florida 

Greenwood, South Carolina 

Garden City, Florida 

Elolse, Florida 

John Sevier, Tennessee 

Langley, South Carolina .... 

Sevierville (Home foT Children), 


Somerset, Kentucky 

Princeton, West Virginia 

Marbledale, Tennessee 

Belton, South Carolina . 

West Indianapolis, Indiana .... .... 

Clinton (Lydla), South Carolina 

Radford, Virginia 

Macclenny, Florida 

Columbus (Frebls), Ohio 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 

Macon (Napier Avenue), Georgia 
Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio .... . 

Anniston, Alabama 

Soddy, Tennessee 

Wilson, North Carolina 

Valdosta, Georgia 

Rossville. Georgia 

Lake City, Florida 

Ferndale, Michigan . 

Paris, Texas . 

Huntington, West Virginia 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 

East Belmont, North Carolina ... 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

Sevierville, Tennessee 

Eldorado, Illinois 

Crlchton, Alabama 

Washington, D. C 

Anderson (Osborne Avenue). 

South Carolina 

East Ridge, Tennessee 

Naples, Florida 

Dayton, Tennessee 


Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 

Memphis (Mississippi Boulevard), 

Tennessee .... 

East Orlando, Florida 

Lakedale, North Carolina 

Lancaster. Ohio 

Sanford. Florida 

Clearwater. Florida 

Lawrencevllle, Georgia . 

Georgetown, South Carolina 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Gastonla (Ranlo), North Carolina 

Logan, West Virginia 

Lake Wales, Florida 

Plnsonfork, Kentucky 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 

Pelzer, South Carolina 

Dallas, Texas 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), 














Mt. Vernon, Illinois 187 

York, South Carolina 187 

Wlllard, Ohio 186 

Somerset, Pennsylvania .... 186 

Greer, South Carolina 186 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 185 

Greenville, North Carolina 185 

Clarksburg, West Virginia .... 185 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina .... 184 

Columbus (Belvldere), Ohio .... 184 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama .... 184 

Chattanooga (Fourth Avenue), 

Tennessee _ 183 

San Pablo, California 182 

Fayettevllle, North Carolina .... 182 

Springfield, Ohio 182 

Seneca, South Carolina 182 

Manatee, Florida 180 

Johnson City, Tennessee 180 

West Miami, Florida 179 

Fitzgerald, Georgia .... .... 179 

West Danville, Virginia .... _ 179 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 179 

West Hollywood, Florida 178 

Auburndale, Florida 177 

Cocoa, Florida .... _ 177 

Summit, Illinois .... 177 

Greenwood (South), South 

Carolina .... .... 177 

Bristol. Tennessee 177 

Lebanon, Pennsylvania 175 

Roanoke, Virginia 175 

Woodruff, South Carolina 174 

Tifton, Georgia .... 173 

Montgomery, Alabama 173 

Mount Dora, Florida .... 172 

West Frankfort, Illinois 172 

Greenville (Park Place), South 

Carolina .... 172 

Rockingham, North Carolina 171 

La France, South Carolina 171 

Florence, South Carolina 171 

Parrott, .Virginia 171 

East Lakeland, Florida .... .... .... 170 

Mableton, Georgia 170 

Flndlay. Ohio _ _ 170 

Erwin, Tennessee .... 170 

Douglas, Georgia _ 169 

Chandler, Arizona 169 

Lindale, Georgia _ 168 

Dalton, Georgia 168 

Battle Creek, Michigan 168 

Muskegon, Michigan .... 168 

Honea Path, South Carolina 166 

Alcoa, Tennessee .... 166 

Largo, Florida 165 

Tallahassee, Florida 165 

Thomaston, Georgia 165 

Benton, Illinois 165 

Ashevllle, North Carolina 165 

Conway, South Carolina .... 165 

Alma, Georgia 164 

Louisville, Tennessee 164 

Port Huron, Michigan 164 

Morristown, Tennessee 163 

North Miami, Florida 162 

Riviera Beach, Florida 162 

Hester Town, North Carolina 162 

Hamilton (Tabernacle), Ohio 162 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio 162 

Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina 161 

Bluefleld, Virginia .... .... .... 161 

Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge), 

Tennessee 161 

Pensacola, Florida .... 160 

Marietta, Georgia 160 

Narragansette, Illinois 160 

Austin, Indiana 160 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky 160 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio .... .... 160 

Lawton, Oklahoma 160 

White Sulphur Springs, West 

Virginia 160 

Sylacauga, Alabama 160 

Louisville (Faith Temple), 

Kentucky 159 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 158 

Lemmon, South Dakota 158 

Bradshaw, West Virginia 158 

Adamsvllle, Alabama 158 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 157 

East Burlington, North Carolina 157 

Gaffney, South Carolina ... ... 157 

Oakley, California 156 

Buhl, Alabama 156 

Lake Placid. Florida 155 

Albany (Eighth Avenue), 

Georgia 155 

Mlnot. North Dakota 154 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 154 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 154 

West Winter Haven, Florida 153 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio 153 

Claysburg, Pennsylvania 153 

Laurens, South Carolina 153 

Smithers, West Virginia . 

Jackson, Tennessee .... _. 

Dover, Florida .. 

Pompano Beach, Florida _. . 

South Tucson, Arizona 

Russell Springs, Kentucky .... .... .. 

Mullins, South Carolina 

Dade City, Florida .. 

Vero Beach, Florida _ 

East St. Louis, Illinois .... . 

Coffeyville, Kansas 

Benton Harbor, Michigan 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania .... 

Blacksburg, South Carolina .... .... . 

Mt. Vale, Tennessee .... . 

North St. Petersburg, Florida .... . 

Taft, Florida . 

Grays Knob, Kentucky .... .... ... 

Wallins, Kentucky .. 

New Orleans (Spain Street), 

Louisiana .— .. 

Hagerstown, Maryland 

North Belmont, North Carolina . 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 

Charleston, West Virginia .... .... . 

Talladega, Alabama ... . 

Calhoun, Georgia .... ... . . 

Richmond, Indiana ... . .... 

Middlesboro (Noetown), 


Weyanoke, West Virginia .... .... .. 

Haines City, Florida 

North Chicago, Illinois 
Carlsbad (9th and Mo.), 

New Mexico .. .... .. 

West Knoxville, Tennessee . 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 

Mims, Florida .... .... ... . ... . .. 

Demorest, Georgia .... .... .... 

Hazlehurst, Georgia . 

Royal Oak, Michigan .... 

Mill Creek, West Virginia .... .... . 

McMinnville, Tennessee ... ... . 

Porterville, California — . . 

Newport, Kentucky .... .... .... .... . 

River Rouge, Michigan 

Patetown, North Carolina 

Springfield, North Carolina 

Dividing Ridge, Tennessee 

Chokoloskee, Florida .... . 

Rochelle, Illinois .... ... . ... . . 

Lando, South Carolina . 

Robinette, West Virginia . 

Oakwood, Tennessee .... 

Key West, Florida .... _ .... . 

Homerville, Georgia .... 

Solway, Tennessee .... _... .. 

Everett, Pennsylvania ... . .... 

Humboldt, Tennessee 

Alexandria, Virginia ... . . 

Kimberly, Alabama 

Samoset, Florida 

Flint, Oak Park, Michigan 

Cross Mill, North Carolina .... .. 

Gre'nsboro, North Carolina 

Warrenville, South Carolina .... _ 

Swift Current, Canada 

Homestead, Florida ..... .... .... . 

Crane Eater, Georgia 

Carmi, Illinois .... . 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky .... 
Winchester, Kentucky .... .... .... _ 

Williamsport, Maryland ... . . 

Madisonville, Tennessee .. 

Summerville, Georgia ... . . 

Blanton's Grove, Georgia 

Cleveland (Broadway), Ohio .... . 

Kenosha, Wisconsin ._. 

Trafford, Alabama ... . . 

Okeechobee, Florida .... .... _ 

Crisfield, Maryland .... 

Dearborn, Michigan 

North Danville, Virginia 

Newport, Tennessee ... . .... . 

Lake Worth, Florida .... .... . 

Corona, California 

Santa Ana, California 

Covington, Louisiana 

North Lansing, Michigan .... .... . 

Lexington, North Carolina 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas ... . . 

War, West Virginia ... . 

Guntersville, Alabama 

Hamilton (Allstatter), Ohio 

Aiken, South Carolina ... . .... . 

Rhodell, West Virginia . 

Athens, Tennessee ... .... . 

Straight Creek, Alabama .— . 

Arcadia, Florida .... . 

Starke, Florida ... . . 

Blytheville, Georgia 

Dressen, Kentucky .... 

Wake Forest, North Carolina . 

Lebanon, Tennessee ... 






Bee Ridge, Florida .... ... 

McKinleyville, California ... 

Poplar, California ~ ... . 

West Baltimore, Maryland .... 
Canton, North Carolina .... .... 

Ashland, Ohio 

Hickory Grove, South Carolina .... 

Lake City, South Carolina 

Krafton, Alabama .... 

Ft. Pierce, Florida .... .... 

Hialeah, Florida .... .... .... .... 

New Summitt, Georgia ... 

Covington, Kentucky 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina ._ 

Williamstan, South Carolina 

Tillman Corner, Alabama 

Tuscaloosa, Alabama ... 

Blackshear, Georgia .... .... 

Piney Grove, Georgia ... .... .... 

Fresno H/M, California .. .... 

Torrance, California ... .... 

Cawood, Kentucky 

Asheboro, North Carolina ... ... 

China Grove, North Carolina 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio .... 

Franklin, Ohio .... .... .... .... 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina .... 
Greenville (Laurens Road), 

South Carolina ... .... 

Brenton, W«t Virginia .... 

Rorne (West), Georgia ~ ... . 

Fairfield, California .... .... 

Urbana, Illinois .... .... 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio .... .... 

Piedmont, Alabama _ 

Frostproof, Florida ... 

Kankakee, Illinois .... 

Shelburn, Indiana .... _ 

Coloma, Michigan 

Memphis (Park Avenue), Tennessee 

Graham, Texas .... .... ... . .... 

Pikeville, Tennessee 

Gainesville, Florida ... . .... 

Oakdale, Georgia 

Boonsboro, Maryland .. . ... . 

Selma, North Carolina .... 

Clinton, South Carolina 

Mt. Olive, Tennessee 

Loxley, Alabama .... 

Nettleton, Georgia .... .... 

Ruskin, Florida 

Thomson, Georgia .... 

Granite City, Illinois .... 

Lawrenceville, Illinois .... 

Cambridge, Maryland ... 

Mt. Pleasant, Maryland .... 

Shelby, North Carolina 

Four Oaks, North Carolina 

Lebanon, Ohio .... 

Easley, South Carolina 

Bethany, South Carolina .... 

Delbarton, West Virginia 

Avondale, Tennessee ... 

Ft. Meade, Florida .... .... .... .... 

Otis, Florida 

Pinellas Park, Florida .... .... 

Portage, Indiana .... 

Corbin, Kentucky .... .... .... .... 

West Fort, Michigan .... .... 

Trumbull Avenue, Michigan .... .... 

Princeton, North Carolina .... 

Hugo, Oklahoma .... 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina .... 

Cookeville, Tennessee .... ... . .... 

East Alton, Illinois 

East Indianapolis, Indiana 

Crescent Springs, Kentucky 

Lynch, Kentucky .... .... .... _ 

Walled Lake, Michigan 

Columbia (West), South Carolina 
Birmingham (Woodlawn), Alabama 




North Carolina 


Alabama .... 

Georgia — . - 


Florida — . 

Oklahoma — 


.... 30 

_.. 28 

_ 27 

.... 24 

.... 22 

.... 20 

.... 16 

.... 14 


Total Monthly Attendance for April 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina .... .... .... 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee .... 
Lumberton (East), North Carolina 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio 

Mitchell, Indiana 

Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 

Talladega, Alabama .... .... 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky .... 
South Parkersburg, West Virginia 
West Indianapolis, Indiana 



Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 112 

Branch Sunday Schools reported 

as of April 30, 1960 .... 949 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 90 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 

(Branch and New) 202 


South Carolina .... 

West Virginia ... . .... ..... 


Y. P. E. 


The Washington State Office has ad- 
vised that they should have listed Pasco, 
Washington, Church of God, as having an 
average attendance in Y.P.E. of 96 for the 
month of December, 1959. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
April 1960 

200 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton), Ohio .. 299 

Winter Garden, Florida 294 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), South 

Carolina _ 275 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio 256 

Sevierville (Home for Children), Ten- 
nessee — __ 229 

Wilmington, North Carolina 225 

Garden City, Florida 215 

Princeton, West Virginia . 214 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina 213 

Erwin, North Carolina _ 209 

Daisy, Tennessee 200 


South Mt. Zion, Georgia 180 

Jacksonville, Florida ... 179 

Brooklyn, Maryland _ 173 

Norfolk, Virginia 173 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 171 

East Bernstadt, Kentucky .... 170 

Pomona, California 166 

Mount Dora, Florida 166 

Perry, Florida 164 

Plant City, Florida 162 

Washington, D. C 160 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 160 

Lenoir City, Tennessee ..... .. 157 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 155 

West Hollywood, Florida _ 154 


Orlando, Florida 148 

Grays Knob, Kentucky 147 

Wyandotte, Michigan 147 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio 147 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 145 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 143 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 142 

Sevierville, Tennessee 142 

Rifle Range, Florida ' 141 

Newport, Kentucky _. 140 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 137 

Goldsboro, North Carolina ..... 133 

Lumberton, North Carolina _ 132 

Pulaski, Virginia _ _ 132 

South Lebanon, Ohio _ _... 131 

Buhl, Alabama ... . 129 

Dressen, Kentucky ' _ 128 

Fayetteville, North Carolina .... _ _ 128 

Cleveland (Fulton), Ohio 126 

Wilson, North Carolina _ _ 125 

Dayton (Oakridge), Ohio . __.. 123 

Graham, Georgia _ 122 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina . _ 122 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania _ _ 122 

Newport News, Virginia 122 

Greensboro, North Carolina ... 121 

Torrance, California us 

Baldwin, Georgia _ us 

Tampa, Florida 117 

Dayton, Tennessee n6 

Dallas, North Carolina _ 115 

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Dear Sister Swiger: 

I attend a small church and we 
have no educational advantages. I 
understand that in some churches 
they have Christian education 
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do to get enough interest stirred up, 
so that we could have at least a 
few classes? V.R.L. 

Dear V.R.L. 

My heart goes out to you in your 
hunger for knowledge. I would sug- 
gest that you have a frank talk 
with your pastor, Sunday School 
superintendent and parents, telling 
them that you feel the need for 
more than you are getting from 
the church. Let me give you some 
facts that will help you in your talk 
with them. ( 1 ) You are getting 
about twenty-five hours a year of 
religious teaching in the Sunday 
School (if you have a good teacher) 
while the Roman Catholic youth is 
getting more than three hundred 
hours of religious instruction in one 
year. Yet they expect you to be as 
secure in your religious beliefs as 
the Catholic youth is. <2i Your state 
must have a youth camp in the 
summer. This is a good training 

center. Ask them to help you and 
other young people go to this church 
camp. (3) The Sunday School and 
Youth Department of the church 
have provided materials for a Va- 
cation Bible School. Ask them to 
conduct this V.B.S. each summer 
in your church. Teachers can be 
trained for this work with little 
expense. There is a V.B.S. train- 
ing course for $15.00 by correspond- 
ence from Lee College. (4) It is pos- 
sible to have training classes, for 
young or old, taught in your church. 
Get a text and study: missions; the 
life of Christ; the life of Paul; 
ethics; Old and New Testament and 
so forth. You should have a course 
in church doctrines also. The pastor 
or someone he would designate 
should do the teaching. We believe 
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best doctrines that are to be found 
anywhere and that you young peo- 
ple should know them and ". . . be 
ready always to give an answer . . . 
of the hope that is in you . . ." 
(1 Peter 3:15). Ask your church, 
and beg them if necessary, to sup- 
ply study books for you and hold 
at least two classes a year at the 
most convenient time. 

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By Charles W. Conn 


/ / said, "T h e illusion that 

^Sv times that were are better 

than times that are has probably 

pervaded through all ages." 

This points up the fact that it 
is universal to deplore present 
times and yearn for the past. The 
more momentous and uncertain 
our day becomes, the more we are 
prone to yearn for the security and 
simplicity of the past. 

We are living in times filled with 
moment, exciting with change, and 
dreadful in destructive potential. 
No one can read today's newspapers 
without being appalled by the con- 

dition of our world with its om- 
inous political situation, its shat- 
tered moral standards and its spir- 
itual destitution. Reading today's 
newspapers can be a very depres- 
sing activity. 

The Bible calls them perilous 

Yet you and I were born in this 

In the early days of my ministry, 
my wife and I frequently studied 
and discussed various periods of 
the past, contemplating in what 
past age we would have most en- 
joyed living. From our vantage 
point it seemed that we would have 

The Reverend Charles W. Conn, 
Editor-in-Chief of Church of God 
Publications, was the featured 
speaker at the 1960 Lee College 
Alumni banquet. This article is the 
address he delivered. He was also 
designated as the "Alumnus of the 
Year" and received the beautiful 
plaque w hie h accompanies this 

enjoyed trekking with Abraham 
from Ur to Canaan, or it would 
have been a rare experience to have 
lived when Moses led the children 
of Israel from their Egyptian so- 
journ. Certainly to have lived dur- 
ing the days when John the Bap- 
tist did his mighty work would 
have been a great experience. Per- 
haps living during the days of Paul, 
when the Christian message was 
first being carried over the world, 
would have been the grandest time 
of all. The days of Martin Luther 
would have provided an excellent 
opportunity to show our colors for 
Christ. Or perhaps the best would 
have been the days when Wesley 
and his companions covered Eng- 
land with the gospel of holiness. 

We did not live in those days, 
however. You and I have been born 
into this day. If God had wanted 
us to live in a past age, then it 
would have been so. He has, with- 
out doubt, placed you and me in 
this time because there is a work 
we can do now that we could never 
have done before. We were not 
needed in a past time, but we are 
desperately needed today. This is 
our day. This is our time. Evil as 
they are, you and I are born for a 
purpose in these times. God needs 
us now. 

Perhaps it is with us as it was 
with Esther when Mordecai said to 

"For if thou altogether hold- 
est thy peace at this time, then 
shall there enlargement and 
deliverance arise to the Jews 
from another place; but thou 
and thy father's house shall 
be destroyed: and who know- 
eth whether thou art come to 
the kingdom for such a time 
as this?" (Esther 4:14). 
God has met each crisis and the 
peril of each day with men of that 

(Continued on page 19) 

suspicion darted in o n . 

® daily run of her parents' interest 

in her . . . she thought after graduation 
they would begin to trust her. . . . 




Illustrated by Marilyn Si 


By Grace Cash 

/% LIGHT BULB flickered 
// and then burned out in 
_-* / \# the long narrow hall, a 
half dozen radios blatantly broad- 
casted a local football game and 
the odor of fried onions drifted 
through the long dark corridor as 
Ruth Harris turned the key in the 
door of her family's apartment. 
She had learned it saved time to 
carry her own key. Often it was 
difficult to be heard over the noise 
of ten families crowded into the 
two-story brick apartment house 
on Cain Street. 

"Late again," Arnold Harris 
growled, peering over his paper 
and turning down the radio. "Joe 
or church?" 

Ruth removed her raincoat and 
stood her umbrella to dry in a 
corner of the room. "Joe met me 
at the office," she said. "But we 
talked only a few minutes. I came 
home with Charles Sanders." It 
saved time to relate every hap- 
pening sequentially and even then 
suspicion darted in and out the 
daily run of her parents' interest 
in her. She had thought this 
June when she got her first job 
after high school graduation that 
they would begin to trust her . . . 

Her father glared- at her as 
thought he was positive she with- 
held something vital. "Who is 
Charles Sanders — a n o t h e r Joe 
Collins?" he bellowed. 

Ruth's nerves flinched. She felt 
no need to defend Charles, having 
no personal interest in him, but 
why did her parents keep harping 
on Joe? He drank, smoked, and did 
things unbecoming to a Christian; 
but then Joe was not a Christian, 
and that being true, why did they 
disparage him for the very same 
things they did themselves? 
"Charles is someone I met at 
church," Ruth answered quietly. 
"Nice but that's all so far as I'm 

"I don't know which is worse, 
Joe or this fable you picked up at 
that church," Mr. Harris growled. 

"Ruth, come here," Mrs. Harris 
called and Ruth hurried to the 
kitchen which smelled pungent of 
baked beans, onion hash and meat 

"Set the table," she ordered, 
fanning herself with a newspaper. 

"Stop yapping with Arnie. Maybe 
Joe's good enough, maybe not, but 
it's your life." 

"No, it isn't my life," Ruth sighed. 
"My life is not mine to waste and 
abuse, but there's something wrong 
yet. I want to be a good Christian 
and I want Joe, too." 

Kate Harris dropped her dish- 
cloth and stared at Ruth. "Mes- 
merized with that church, that's 
what," she said, her eyes wide and 
open. "Well, I don't think much 
of what they teach down there, 
it don't make sense to me; but 
if it will keep you from tying your 
life down with this Joe Collins, 
I'm for it." 

Ruth set three places and poured 
coffee. "Mother, maybe you and 
Dad are right about Joe but really 
he does only such things as are 
done all around us everyday. He 
smokes, drinks, drives hot-rod cars, 
such things, but maybe it's be- 
cause he can't believe there's any- 
thing beyond this life. Why else 
would anyone waste his life?" 

Mrs. Harris sat down at her 
place and began to serve herself 
from a steaming bowl of baked 
beans. "You figure it out," she said, 
sighing heavily. "Wish we had 
some ice-cold beer to go with these 
beans. Arnie, supper's on!" 

Mr. Harris ambled into the kitch- 
en, and the chair shook when 
he settled his bulky body at the 
table. "What say about beer?" he 
asked and Mrs. Harris repeated her 
wish. "Sure be a fine thing," he 
beamed, patting her thick shoulder. 
"Tell you what, Mama, we'll go 
down to the Corner Bar after 

RUTH ATE silently. It 
was the same every night. One or 
the other expressed a need for an 
alcoholic beverage, and after sup- 
per they strolled down the block 
to the bar, a dull ill-lighted hole 
in the wall where one entered and 
went down to the basement for 
drinks on tap. 

"Ruth, you want a drink with 
us tonight?" Mr. Harris asked, 
holding his fork of beans in mid- 
air, awaiting her answer. 

"I think I'd better get to bed 
early," she answered although she 
knew she would not. Joe would 
call and because she couldn't re- 

sist him, because he was indeed 
the most handsome man she had 
ever met, she would go out with 
him. Sometimes she wished she 
had never become a Christian be- 
cause it was a certainty, she could 
not live up to expectations. 
"Thanks anyway," she concluded, 
not wishing to hurt her father's 

Ruth drank a second cup of cof- 
fee while they scrambled into rain- 
coats and rubbers for the walk to 
the bar. As they departed caution- 
ing her against going out with Joe 
in his hot-rod car on such a night, 
the telephone rang. "I promise not 
to go out with Joe tonight," she 
assured them. 

It was not Joe, but Charles, who 
telephoned. He had discovered that 
there would be a planning program 
tonight for the coming revival, and 
the young people had pledged their 
support. If she could attend, he 
would be glad to drive by for her. 
She studied a while and then told 
him she would go. 

"But understand, I haven't the 
slightest idea what you're talking 
about," she warned. 

"I'll see that you find your way 
around with us," Charles promised. 
"I'll call for you at 7:30." 

She was waiting at the door, 
somehow impatient to attend this 
strange-sounding assembly, when 
Joe called. As soon as he spoke she 
detected that he was drinking 
heavily, and it was almost as 
though his alcoholic breath con- 
taminated the room. She was so 
accustomed to his manner at such 
times. "Joe, don't ask me to go 
out with you tonight," she warned, 
getting ahead of him in order to 
avert any possible danger that 
would result if he knew she was 
going to church with Charles. "You 
know I don't go with you when 
you're drinking." 

"Ruthie, I'm not thinking about 
tonight," he said. "Tomorrow night 
there's a dance at Ringo's, and I 
wondered if you'd like to go?" 

Ringo's — a dance at Ringo's! A 
dance on the Spanish Pavilion was 
equal to nothing else in the world, 
but it was the first invitation she 
had ever had. Reservations came 
high and were available only to 
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Illustrated by Walter Ambrose 


I AY 16, 1960, had long been 
looked forward to as the 
world's Red Letter Day! 
The Big Four heads of state would 
get together, iron out the wrinkles 
galling the irritated hide of mortal 
man, set up a basis for lasting 
peace — give or take a few hours, 
days or months — and coexistence 
of two antithetical ways of life 
would be a reality. But alas and 
alack, it was not to be! Three 
hours on the Summit and all was 
over. The world reeled under the 
impact of a sledge-hammer disap- 
pointment. Gloom shrouded the 
world and out came the crying 
towels. Headlines screamed, "SUM- 
MIT TORPEDOED." It was labeled, 
"The Debacle of the Century." 
Thick and fast flew similar epi- 
taphs over the ether waves. Com- 
munism had showed its hand, its 
true self, and as a result the Uto- 
pian hopes of the world were 
squashed as a man would step on a 
beetle. Anxiety spread across the 
world with the speed of light. The 

BUT WAS IT? Maybe it wasn't 
a failure after all. Perhaps it was a 
tremendous success. Greater than 

Yalta, or Potsdam, or Teheran . . . 
or all three put together. Even con- 
ceivably greater than Camp David. 
That the "spirit of Camp David" 
was more delusive than conclusive 
is now quite evident to everybody! 

Now, first of all, and perhaps 
most important of all, an ISSUE 
should be made of the fact that 
uncounted thousands of earnest 
Christian people of many com- 
munions in many lands had fer- 
vently prayed about the Summit 
Meeting. Not knowing for what 
they should specifically pray, many 
simply petitioned, "Thy will be done 
... on earth." Who is going to 
stand up and say that His will was 
NOT done? That He did NOT hear 
these prayers? More is wrought by 
prayer than this world (or Mr. 
Khrushchev) dreams! It might not 
be far from the truth to affirm 
that except for these prayers, the 
Paris Summit might have come to 
be acclaimed as a tremendous suc- 
cess while in reality remaining a 
blotch on history's page. The failure 
of the Summit may yet be seen to 
have been its greatest success. Par- 
adoxical? Talking in riddles? 

What happened at the Summit 
may be no cause at all for de- 


By Clay Cooper President 

Spokane, Washington 

spondency, but jubilation. This 
supposition could be based on the 
fact, proven fact, that man pro- 
poses but God disposes! Who dares 
rule out God from that three hour 
Summit as though He might have 
been on vacation, or at best a dis- 
interested spectator on the side 
lines! Who among us can say, with 
proof, that the will of the Almighty 
was not done as regards His hid- 
den purposes, His eternal counsels 
and with reference to the long- 
range universal good of being? Who 
can say, with authority, that what 
happened was a debacle, a trav- 
esty? That's how many a person 
must have regarded another 
ING a couple thousand years back 
when the forces of darkness and 
evil appeared to triumph gloriously 
as the Best of Men was nailed to 
a cross and held up to the derision 
of the world. The hellishness on 
that Summit, Mount Golgotha, the 
satanic outburst, was just God let- 
ting evil raise its ugly head in or- 
der that the universe might have 
an unforgettable demonstration by 
the master of malignant art; that 
sin might appear for what it is — 
exceedingly sinful. Could it have 
been so at Paris? 

Many a person is 

asking, "Where was God," and 
that's what a lot of earnest people 
were asking at that other Summit 
in the faraway, bygone day. And 
the truth of the matter is, HE WAS 
RIGHT THERE! Right there "rec- 
onciling the world unto Himself," 
through the vicarious sufferings of 
His Son. What looked like, on the 
surface, the greatest conceivable 
tragedy, wasn't at all. God was 
there on that Summit, Mount Cal- 
vary, in A.D. 30, and if He wasn't 
present at the Summit Meeting, 
A.D. 1960, there are more per- 
plexing questions to be answered 
that if we concede He was there. 
If God did not attend the Sum- 


mit, perhaps someone will step 
forward and tell us just who it was 
that enabled President Eisenhower 
to maintain poise and calm during 
the hours when insults and diatribe 
were heaped upon him. Such a 
spewing forth of innuendos, but for 
Divine aid insuring self-control, 
could have precipitated catastroph- 
ic results for the entire world! And 
who do we think inspired Mr. 
Khrushchev to hold up for all the 
world to see, to spell out for all to 
hear, the true spirit of commu- 
nism? What sane and sensible man, 
and he probably is one, would so 
completely pull the rug from un- 
der his own feet ... all by him- 
self? Certainly he had help from 
somewhere, a LOT of it. Probably 
there isn't enough money in all the 
hated capitalistic world to have 
hired Mr. K. to burlesque the true 
character of the men and the sys- 
tem he represents, a system which 
threatens to enslave the world. 

If God wasn't at the Summit, 
who was it that played out the rope 
with the noose at the end? The 
best laid schemes of men, all men, 
could not have so skillfully ac- 
complished the wonders wrought 
for the enlightening of the world 
in so few hours. God must have 
been at the Summit. Who can esti- 
mate the incalculable amount of 
good accomplished. Why, Mr. 
Khrushchev's few hours of diar- 
rhetic harangue perhaps did more 
good through out the world than 
thousands of hours of Voice of 
America broadcasting. It's likely 
the classic example of all time of 
a man opening his mouth and put- 
ting his own two feet into it. What 
an example of the fallibility of the 
"strong man" of the Kremlin — and 
of the communist world. Lacking 
even the power to exercise self- 
control or self-restraint! By any- 
body's standard. 

Dare we hold to the morbid idea, 
for one moment, that what af- 

fected so very drastically the good 
or ill of God's world, as represent- 
ed by Messrs. Eisenhower, Mac- 
Millan, DeGaulle and Khrushchev, 
could possibly have escaped His 

Benjamin Franklin, at the Con- 
stitutional Convention in Phila- 
delphia, said, "The longer I live, 
the more convincing proof I see 
that God governs in the affairs of 
men." Impelled by that conviction, 
he made a motion that called for 
daily prayer until Divine aid was 
given in the formulation of what 
Gladstone called, "the greatest doc- 
ument ever struck off by human 
hand," the Constitution of the 
United States. Franklin reasoned 
that God who watches over spar- 
rows could not but be mightily in- 
terested in the founding of a na- 
tion. We can reasonably assume 
this is true to the international af- 
fairs of our time. It is hard to con- 
ceive God absent from the Summit. 

Some hold the view 

that to have held the Summit in 
the first place was a great mis- 
take. Mistake, or no, we need to 
remind ourselves that without the 
occasion it presented, the world 
would be without the vituperative 
exhibition of hate, intolerance and 
ferocity which the world probably 
needed. This outburst could have 
been in the providence of God a 
necessity for the world. The image 
on all mind s, drawn by Mr. 
Khrushchev, of communism seiz- 
ing President Eisenhower by the 
heels and beating his head against 
a wall, as an infuriated man might 
take a cat by the tail and dash 
its brains out, should be indelibly 
stamped there. This is a prophecy 
of what would happen to all the 
rest who might refuse to knuckle 
down, should the communist dream 
ever become a reality. The Summit, 
therefore, was eminently success- 
ful in bringing this to our united 

attention by the chiefest of spokes- 
men. Having accomplished this, the 
Summit could hardly be classified 
as a flop, a debacle. Even if it did 
not perform the well-intentioned 
original objectives, it was monu- 
mentally successful in others. 

With all deference, Mr. K. might 
be asked, "Who takes who by the 
tail and beats his head against the 
wall?" This big talk is reminiscent 
of that of another iron curtain 
character stepping from the pages 
of sacred history. And speaking of 
an "iron curtain" he was wrapped 
up in one being covered from top 
to toe with an iron coat of mail. 
His name was Goliath. The country 
side rattled with his braggadocio. 
"I will give your flesh to the birds," 
he shouted to his opponent. And 
he fully intended to. He carried a 
spear as big as a wagon tongue. 
The head on it weighed twenty- 
five pounds. The intended victim 
was to have also been a "David." 
Midst the barrage of slanders and 
insults, David, the shepherd, didn't 
lose his head. Goliath did! Quietly 
and confidently he stood his 
ground. With trust in God to justify 
His own cause, a simple smooth 
stone, hurled from a sling, was ap- 
plied between the joints of the har- 
ness, right between his eyes. It was 
the only exposed part of the giant's 
"iron curtained anatomy" the only 
vulnerable spot. He fell stunned, 
his head was cut off with his own 
sword and confusion and conster- 
nation reigned in his realm. What 
looked like disaster for David and 
his people proved quite the opposite. 
The meeting of two at the Summit 
afforded an excellent opportunity 
to see just who would bite the dust 
— the God-less braggart, wrapped 
in an iron curtain, or a confident 
man of faith. 

Call it a failure, if you must, 
but from most any angle viewed 

(Continued on page 20) 



By Mary Alice Young 


ARK WANTED MORE than anything to earn 
some extra money after school. His newspaper 
route and other odd jobs did not bring in 
sufficient income to buy the extra books and other 
items he needed. 

Mark's father had died in an airplane accident six 
months before. His mother had more than enough 
worry in trying to make the little money supplied by 
his father's insurance cover the support of his four 
brothers and sisters. 

Every night after dinner, Mark read the help- 
wanted columns. And then one night he saw the ad 
he had been hoping would one day appear. Mark 
circled the ad with his pen. "Boy wanted after school 
and Saturday mornings until noon. Apply room 402, 
Longacre Building. Must be neat and trustworthy." 

The next day Mark dressed carefully, took the bus 
downtown to the Longacre Building and went up in 
the elevator to the fourth floor. As he entered the 
office, a half dozen boys or more, all about his age, 
waited in line for their interview. One by one the 
door of the personnel manager's office opened, and a 
boy was admitted. After a few moments, Mark saw 
them come out. He noticed that many of the boys had 
a long white envelope in their hands. Mark asked a 
red-haired boy in front of him what it was. "What is 
that?" Mark pointed to the boy's hand. 

"That's a letter of reference. Where's yours?" 

"Do I need one? I didn't know. This is the first 
time I ever applied for a job like this." 

"What's the matter? Haven't you any friends who 

would vouch for your honesty and state that you are 
trustworthy? I asked the principal of my school to 
give me my letter." 

MARK WONDERED now if he should go 
in for the interview. After all, he didn't have proof of 
his good character. Well, he was here now and he 
might as well go in. And then the door opened, and a 
smiling young woman called, "Mark Tyler? This way, 

After Mark had taken a seat, he adjusted his trouser 
legs. He tried to hide a neatly mended spot on one 
knee. And then he looked up into the eyes of a kind, 
gray-haired man. After looking at Mark a moment, 
the man said, "So your name is Mark Tyler! Mark — 
that's a fine name, a good name! Do you think you 
would like to work for me? When can you start? The 
pay is ten dollars a week." 

Mark was surprised, but not. as much as the young 
office clerk who whispered to Mr. Clarkson. "Sir, that 
boy has no references. He has no letter of recom- 

"Just a minute there, Bob," answered Mr. Clarkson. 
"You are mistaken. Mark has a great many recom- 
mendations. They are not written on paper, that's 
true; but he has plenty. First of all, he wiped his feet 
when he came in. He closed the door quietly after him, 
proving that he is careful and considerate. Looking me 
straight in the eyes, he answered my questions prompt- 
ly and politely. He waited his turn quietly and didn't 
push himself ahead in line. That proves he is trust- 
worthy and honest. 

"As I talked with him. I noticed his clothes were 
clean and pressed. His hair is neatly cut. When Mark 
wrote his name on the application, I couldn't help 
noticing how clean his fingernails were. Last, but not 
least, Bob, when Mark saw my wastepaper basket 
overturned, he picked it up and set it straight. All 
the other boys stepped over it. Don't you call all 
these things letters of recommendation? I notice the 
way a boy behaves and his personal appearance more 
than all the letters of praise he offers me. Now do 
you know why I dismissed all those other boys? Do you 
agree with me now that Mark Tyler is the right boy 
for this job?" 


PRAYER, A Two-Way Affair 

By Flora E. Breck 

f) OME CHRISTIANS appear to think that pray- 

^ ing means just talking to God for long periods 

•> J of time. With maturity, however, they find that 

a considerable portion of the prayer season should 
consist of meditating on God and of listening to Him. 
Those young "babes" in the faith especially should re- 
member to ask God for guidance as to what they 
should pray about. "Lord, teach us to pray" is im- 
portant for all. How many of us have long prayed 
for something, and were regretful that the answer 
did not seem forthcoming. Later we have found we 
should have added "if it is Thy will," for we see if 
the request had been granted, results would have been 

The subject of prayer seems to have puzzling aspects 
to young people. For instance, Mr. Jones asks God to 
make it rain because of his crops. His daughter tells 
the Lord she's planning on a trip and to please with- 
hold the rain. "Since one prayer sometimes cancels 
out another, what about it?" youths ask. 

A perplexed young woman asked her pastor, "Does 
God give us things when we pray for them?" He re- 
plied, "When you're communing with your earthly 
father, you don't always ask for just things. You talk 
to him, and you listen to him." How important these 
words are, "Lord, teach us to pray." Let Jesus be your 
teacher. When the disciples prayed to Jesus, they 
stayed long enough to hear what Jesus had to say to 
them. Let us become as students. If our prayer life 
is not satisfying, Jesus will teach us how it can be. 
And let us not forget the well-known three answers 
to prayer: yes, no, wait. 

In many places in the Bible there is a record of 
Jesus praying before crises in His life. Often He prayed 
a great while before day. Prayer was, in fact, the 
breath of His existence. Praying is the plan God has 
for keeping His children alive. If a man does not 
have resources from God he is starved! Fifteen min- 
utes of prayer early in the morning make a dif- 
ference in the whole day. When Jesus was baptized, 
devout prayer must have preceded it. In that critical 
hour the sky vouchsafed Him a Divine vision. 

Prayer is a necessity during hours of decision. 
Christ spent all night in prayer before choosing His 
disciples. He wanted to affirm God's will and not His 
own. ("Thy will, not mine, be done.") From that time 
till the crucifixion, the same prayer went up. He had 
access to God in prayer. And, if Jesus, the Son of God, 
needed prayer, can it be that prayer is not needed 
by ms? We are not able to meet all of life's require- 
ments, so it is our necessity also. 

Let us remember that not all kinds of prayers are 

desirable. Christ criticized some. Some "religious" peo- 
ple command Christ to do thus-and-so and to do it 
now, without adding "if it be Thy will." As a leading 
minister said, "We should not be ordering Christ 

Another kind of prayer which is objectionable is 
ostentatious prayer. Prayer is not necessarily religious; 
it is the temper of the prayer which counts and not 
repetitious formalism. We do not believe that praying 
"just for effect" is appreciated by Jesus. The Phar- 
isees prayed long and loud to be heard of men. They 
believed they would be heard by God for their much 
speaking and actions during prayer. Instead, their 
prayer should have been, "Lord, have mercy on me, a 
sinner!" This kind of prayer "gets through." A humble 
prayer is heard. 

WHEN YOU PRAY, go quietly and secret- 
ly into your room. Your heavenly Father will see and 
hear. Be certain you are in the proper frame of 
mind. Deliberateness is important. One woman con- 
fessed to her pastor that she went to her room to 
pray and then remembered that she'd forgotten to 
put her cookies into the oven. The minister said, "If 
you're distracted by some such mundane matter while 
on your knees, get up immediately and take care of 
that material thing. When you are disentangled from 
the affairs of the world, go back to your praying. 
The spirit of prayer must not be broken. We should 
live on a spiritual level." 

It is absolutely necessary to have a private place in 
the home in which to pray. Otherwise, we can not get 
loose from certain things which tend to interfere with 
quiet communion with God. We must get release from 

It is well, before beginning to pray, to meditate 
upon some Bible verses. With the old-time pumps it 
was frequently necessary to pour a little water down 
in order to prime the pump, and thus draw water. 
One minster explained that meditation on a verse of 
Scripture sometimes helps a great deal in getting 
started with our praying — especially if the heart is 
dry. Take some great thought, such as, "O Lord, our 
Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth." 

The prayer life is vital because of the many crises 
confronted by everyone. In these critical hours there 
is particular need for the heart to listen to the Spirit 
of God so that right decisions will be made. In real 
crises of life, times of prayerful deliberation come to 
our succor. We can be made more than conquerors 
through Him who loves us. 

How can we live without prayer? 



Wayne ffezZ and James Beaty relax aboard ship. 

The Rev. and Mrs. H. T. Statum 
enjoy the cruise. 

Aboard s/iip everybody relaxes for a good cruise. 

Boat Cruise 

St. Louis, Missouri 
June 4, 1960 

£—1 HE SUN WAS gleaming this 

* / lovely Saturday afternoon; 

«. / and, as we arrived at the 

boat dock about 2:15 p.m., the 
Admiral Steamer was about half 
filled. People were boarding the 
boat from all directions. By 2:30 
all were aboard; at 2:35 the gang- 
ways were lifted, and we were all 
off for a wonderful 15-mile excur- 
sion down the Mississippi River. The 
Admiral's capacity is 4,000, and the 
number aboard for this Pentecostal 
Cruise was more than 3,000. 

This particular occasion was 
planned in interest of all the Pen- 
tecostal young people of this area. 
It was graciously enjoyed, however, 
by all ages, even to the very aged, 
some of whom had to have assist- 
ance to get along. 

It was truly an afternoon of ex- 
citement and fun for the children. 
The first hour was devoted to sight- 
seeing and touring the boat from 
one side to the other, from bottom 
to top deck. It was a completely 
new experience for many, although 
those who had been on the Ad- 
miral enjoyed the cruise equally as 
well. It was thrilling to observe the 
youngsters, the teert-agers and the 
young adults as they found their 
place in the activities of the after- 
noon. Our hearts were overcharged 
with joy as we fellowshiped to- 
gether, meeting old acquaintances 
and reminiscing with them. It also 
was a pleasure to meet those whom 
we had not known before. Indeed, 
it was blessed to see the unity and 
fellowship of all the Pentecostal 
people of this area, which also in- 
cluded many of the Illinois people. 
We were very grateful to have 
Brother H. T. Statum, Overseer of 


Illinois, Sister Statum and their son 
join us on this cruise. 

About 3:30 in the afternoon we 
gathered on the ballroom deck 
where our hearts were blessed with 
special music and singing. There 
were solos, duets, trios, quartets 
and instrumental numbers. 

The cruise was under the able 
direction of the Rev. Wayne Heil, 
pastor of the Grand Avenue Church 
of God. Brother Heil is appreciated 
among all the Pentecostal church- 
es throughout Missouri and is high- 
ly respected among all their min- 
isters. Many of them commended 
him for the splendid job he did and 
expressed pleasure in working with 

It WAS ALSO our 
happy privilege to have Brother 
James Beaty as our own special 
guest on this Pentecostal Cruise. 
Brother Beaty, who served many 
years as missionary to the Islands 
of Haiti and Dominican Republic, 
gave us a short, inspirational 
speech. There were also speeches 
and testimonies given by other 
ministers and laity. As each Pente- 
costal group participated in this 
phase of the program, one could 
see again the thread of unity as it 
ran so beautifully throughout the 
performances of the afternoon. 

It came time for the hour of re- 
freshments. The baskets and boxes 
of food which had been prepared 
by the different groups certainly 
gave occasion for feasting. Here 
the people ate, relaxed and chat- 
ted together. Soon the children 
were touring the boat again for the 
last few rounds. The afternoon was 
fast passing, and the old boat was 
headed back toward the docks. We 
had become so engrossed in the 
activities of the afternoon that we 
almost forgot we were on the river. 
It was a very educational tour for 
everyone, and I am sure it was 
an occasion they shall long remem- 

The ministers and their churches 
are to be commended for their fine 
co-operation in supporting this 
Pentecostal Boat Cruise. We wish to 
say many thanks to Brother Heil, 
together with everyone else, for 
their faithful efforts to make this 
a real day of fellowship that we 
will long remember. 

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• *»♦!#! 

The S. S. Admiral was the host ship on the cruise 

There is nothing quite like walking the "gangplank' 

■ — 

Passengers arrive for a memorable Pentecostal Boat Cruise. 



By James E. Adams 

I t AVE YOU RECEIVED advice on controlling 
// tension and anxiety? Everybody has tensions. 
^sv No one can be oblivious to care, pain and the 
conflicts of everyday living. "Learn to 'roll with the 
punches,' take a tranquilizer for temporary relief, 
study your situation and solve your problems," says 
the psychiatrist. 

Although people accept the fact of tension and try 
to follow this advice, mental illness is the fastest grow- 
ing and most prevalent hospitalizing ailment in our 
country. Doctors and psychiatrists agree that there is 
a tremendous need for research which will help the 
mentally ill to recover more completely and more 
rapidly. In the important field of prevention, however, 
too little has been accomplished. People need more 
than advice to cope with the big decisions of life, the 
withdrawal caused by bereavement and the daily pres- 
sure of circumstances. 

In these trying times men need within, a reservoir 
of tranquility, optimism and spirituality fed by foun- 
tains of living waters. 

Abraham Lincoln built such a reservoir through 
applying himself to one of his first textbooks, the 
Bible. Evidently he was an apt pupil, for years later 
an old man who heard the Lincoln-Douglas debates 
said, "Abe quoted Scripture like a preacher." 

In the years of the great Civil War, Lincoln said 
the sorrows and the strain were more than he could 
bear. Then one night he prayed, "O, God! who didst 
hear Solomon when he cried for wisdom, hear me, 
and save this nation." He recognized that God never 
changes, that God had heard Solomon, and that God 
would do for him what He did for Soloman and his 
country. Worry and tension were there, but he fought 
them off through knowledge of, and faith in, the 
Bible and God. 

THE SCRIPTURES WERE a mainstay in 
France during World War II. Joe and I were caught 
in an artillery barrage. The enemy began to get the 
range, the shells were exploding closer and closer, and 
I could feel my buddy trembling beside me as we 
crouched in a shallow foxhole. Among the Scriptures 
I repeated to him were the words of Jesus, ". . . Him 
that cometh to me, I will in no wise cast out." Then 
I encouraged him to pray. We were miraculously 
spared. Although Joe had neither attended church nor 
read the Bible since he was a boy in Sunday School, 
he found faith in his hour of need. 

He was a changed man from that day. I did not tell 
him he needed a Bible, but he found one by an 
abandoned foxhole and spent every odd moment read- 
ing it. How he grew in faith! Several days later we 
prayed together before going with our platoon on a 
combat patrol. Joe prayed, "Lord, bring every man 
back." During that foray the enemy surrounded us; 

they decoyed us into an ambush; but everyone of our 
men got back safely. 

Now the Apostle Paul said that God comforts us in 
all our trouble in order that we may be able to tell 
others of our experiences. Catherine Marshall is our 
contemporary example that there is solace in God 
during times of sorrow. While her husband, Peter 
Marshall, lived she was eclipsed by his life and min- 
istry. After his death she found comfort in God, and 
her sorrow (and her victory over it) has led her to a 
ministry of writing which is blessing thousands. 

A spasmodic church-goer became an embittered man 
after his two-year-old daughter died. "God should not 
have allowed my little girl to suffer so. Don't tell me 
that God is loving!" he says. 

A devout, happy Christian worked in the same shop. 
He lost his eighteen-months-old son within a year of 
the date his fellow worker suffered bereavement. He 
stated, "Jesus took my little boy home, and I'll see 
him again some day." 

How does he know that? Wherein is his comfort? 
The Bible. 

Depressive neurosis (despondency) 

is now on the increase, and there are reasons, A man 
prepares for retirement. His dreams dissolve with in- 
flation. Another looks at his children and wonders if 
a hydrogen bomb will destroy them. We all read of 
delinquency and crime on the increase. People begin 
to think, "Where's all this going to end?" 

If sickness or tragedy couples with these pressures, 
a man may well become despondent. And the man who 
has always been self-reliant will not seek help until 
he is so depressed that hope is gone. I have seen 
many such men with vacant, unsmiling faces and 
blank stares in mental hospitals. 

The person who knows his Bible has a reserve with- 
in, something to cling to when hope seemingly has 
vanished. You see, I know — I have been there. After 
helping other fellows on the front lines, I spent six 
months in a hospital with little to do. I had too much 
time to think and to remember. 

After being discharged from the Army I was un- 
able to work at my former job. Too tedious. A 
psychiatrist said I needed a greater sense of security, 
and we agreed it lay in finding a lucrative hobby to 
keep my mind occupied. But it didn't work out that 
way. I found security In a greater dedication to the 
Bible and to my church. 

In consistent Bible reading, the truth that God i$, 
that He is a Divine Person rather than an influence, 
that He is concerned about you becomes a positive 
assurance. The best bulwark against the tensions of 
this age is the consciousness that Somebody cares 
and understands. "Not one sparrow is forgotten before 
God. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than 
many sparrows." 


What Is Your Trade-mark? 

By Julia R. Davis 

f% OIS WAS DRYING THE dishes for Mother. On 
/ the bottom of a pretty china plate, she noticed 
Ow a funny little design. 

"What's this?" she asked, showing it to Mother. 

"That's the trade-mark," Mother told her. "It shows 
what kind of china the plate is made of, so when 
people buy it they can be sure it is good." 

Lois after studying the trade-mark for a second, 
finished the plate and turned to pick up another one. 

"Oh, Mother, do I have to dry this big dish?" she 
grumbled with a frowning face. 

Mother, looking at her, put her hand on Lois' 
shoulder, and moved her gently to the kitchen mirror. 

"What do you think of your trade-mark?" she asked. 
"Like dishes, people are known by their trade-marks. 
Your face and your actions tell what kind of person 
you are." 

Lois looked at her frowning face in the mirrow. "I 
don't like it at all," she replied. 

As Mother smiled at Lois' reflection, she smiled back. 

"That's a better trade-mark," said Mother as Lois 
began to dry the big dish. 

"Lois, I hope you will remember that everyone is 
known by his behavior. It begins with children. The 
Bible says: 'Even a child maketh himself known by 
his doings whether his work be pure, or whether it 
be right,' " Mother continued. "I hope you will carry a 
trade-mark that will be known for patience, love and 

That night Lois told Daddy about what Mother had 
said about trade-marks, and that she wanted to have 
a good one. 

"Mother is right," Daddy agreed. "We begin in 
childhood to form our characters. Watch yourself to- 
morrow and be sure you are really trying to make a 
good trade-mark." 

THE NEXT DAY WAS Saturday. Just as 
she started to visit Mary Sue, Mother called her. "Oh, 
Mother always calls me when I am starting to go some 
place!" she said to herself, impatiently. Then she re- 

membered she was making her trade-mark, and went 
to her mother. 

"Lois, I need your help for awhile; then you can go 
visiting," said Mother. 

After helping her mother, she went to see Mary Sue. 
They had a good time playing until Ruth came. Ruth 
was selfish and continually wanted her way. 

Lois was pleasant and tried to help Mary Sue get 
along with Ruth. Finally she said, "I must go home, 
Mary Sue. I'll come another time." 

When she got home her little brother Dick had a 
visitor. They were trying to replace a wheel that had 
rolled off his little wagon. "What's the trouble? Have 
you had an accident?" she asked. 

"I don't know," Dick said mournfully. "It rolled off, 
and I can't get it back." 

"Let me see what I can do." Lois took the wheel, 
and soon the wagon was in running order again. 

"You sure are a good fixer! Thank you, Lois," said 
Dick happily. 

Lois had been invited to join some friends for a 
picnic in the park that afternoon. But Grandmother 
phoned that she wasn't feeling well and wanted Lois 
to come and visit with her. 

So she gathered a bouquet of flowers and took them 
to Grandmother. 

That night when she told Daddy how she had spent 
the day, he said: "I am proud of my daughter. I see 
you are cultivating patience, helpfulness and generos- 
ity. You are following the Golden Rule. Always do 
unto others as you would have others do unto you 
under like circumstances." 

"Sometimes I may forget," Lois said, "but I'll keep 

"When you forget," Daddy told her, "pray to Jesus 
to help you remember that now, when you are young, 
you are making your trade-mark, and you want to 
follow the Golden Rule." 

"Thank you, Daddy," said Lois solemnly, "I'll re- 
member to pray." 


— Today and Tomorrow 

By Cecil B. Knight 

Assistant National Sunday School 
and Youth Director 

Note: This was the baccalaureate 
sermon delivered to the 1960 Lee 
College graduating class. 

"J beseech you therefore, 
brethren, by the mercies of God, 
that ye present your bodies a 
living sacrifice, holy, acceptable 
unto God, which is your reason- 
able service. 

"And be not conformed to 
this world: but be ye trans- 
formed by the renewing of 
your mind, that ye may prove 
what is that good, and accept- 
able, and perfect, will of God" 
(Romans 12:1, 2). 

^— <] HE RECORDS reveal that 
" / you have met the demands 

« / of Lee College. You have 

fulfilled the prescribed course of 
study. You stand at a most stra- 
tegic place at a most unusual time. 
You are the first graduates of Lee 
College in this decade of sixty! 

The year 1960 has been referred 
to as the "door to destiny," and 
the soaring sixties have been la- 
beled a "decade of destiny." It has 
been said that this decade will be 
the most significant ten years in 
modern history. Without question 
this hour is an imperial one, 
loaded with importance and 
freighted with destiny. 


For you this is an hour of high 
destiny. Not to be concerned about 
this day is to flirt with time and 
dally with destiny. 

"The night is far spent, the 
day is at hand: let us there- 
fore cast off the works of dark- 
ness . . . but put ye on the Lord 
Jesus Christ" (Romans 13:12, 

Since this day marks such a great 
milestone in your life, I would urge 
you to take a long look at this span 
of time called today — it is yours. 

Loofc at today's communication. 
It is said that you can send a mes- 
sage around the world in fifty-two 
seconds. Modern means of com- 
munication make possible almost 
instant contact with any place in 
the world. You must play a part in 
determining what message is to be 

Speaking of communication, it 
has been reported that science has 
developed a radio station so small 
that you can swallow it. It is a tiny 
capsule, about an inch long and a 
half-inch around, that contains a 
minature FM radio transmitter. 
You swallow it and listen to its 
broadcast concerning what is in- 
side of you. It will give you the 
latest news on your whole digestive 
tract — pressures, acidity, tempera- 
tures, etc. It will stay "on the air" 
for about twenty-four hours, and 
you can pick up the signal by 
means of a simple antenna held 
close to your body. 

God has a communication system 
far greater than a "radio pill." He 
has been in constant contact with 
you as you made your way to this 
point in life. 

My prayer today is that, in the 
duration of this message, God 
through the Holy Spirit will give 
you a communique. May He reveal 
His plan for your life. May you 
hear His voice, "Follow me and I 
will make you. . . ." 

Look at travel today. Methods 
and speeds of travel today have 
surpassed men's wildest dreams. 

Observe the progress that has been 
made in your lifetime. 

When I was a boy (not long ago) 
I remember my father had a late 
model car, a 1927 Chevrolet, a four 
cylinder job. This modern car had 
to be started by a "hand crank." I 
learned to perform this (then com- 
mon) task, and on one occasion I 
almost got my arm knocked from 
my shoulder. 

What a change in my lifetime! 
A few weeks ago I traveled by air 
(Jet) from Los Angeles, California, 
to Atlanta, Georgia, in three hours 
and forty-five minutes. As we were 
going over Birmingham, Alabama, 
the pilot said, "Our altitude is 
thirty-three thousand feet, ground 
speed 705 miles per hour. We are 
now making our descent for At- 
lanta as we cross Birmingham." 

With all the progress and speed 
in travel, the big question is Where 
Are We Going? 

Look at scientific research today. 
Through its progress man's life ex- 
pectancy has been prolonged. Now 
man can expect to live much 
longer than two generations ago. 
But the problem is Why Are We 

Look at the unlimited source of 
power today. The space age has 
given no meaning to the word pow- 
er. The concentration of energy 
propells a rocket out into space at 
a speed of over 25,000 miles per 
hour. What physical power har- 
nessed to a single task! Behind all 
this is the power of the human 
brain and the "propulsion" of hu- 
man initiative and the "thrust" of 
a dedicated personality. How can 
we harness the power that is avail- 
able today? 

It is a fact that the disciples of 
darkness are determined to use 
these forces to enslave the whole 
world. With deep regret we have 
seen them make tremendous gains 
in this generation. Young people, 


by the thousands, have dedicated 
their lives to this army of tyranny. 
Multitudes of youth are giving their 
time and talent to the unholy en- 
terprises of this world. 

Graduates, these are the people 
you will face as you leave the 
bounds of this campus. My solemn 
plea to you is do not let them en- 
gulf you into their materialistic 
godless ideologies. I dare you this 
day to outlove and outserve those 
you meet with the faith and the 
message that changes the destiny 
of men's souls. This is a day the 
Lord has made for you, not to have 
and to hold as your own, but to 
use to His glory. 


The next ten years could well 
determine the destiny of the whole 
world. Which way will it go? With 
the moral fabric of our nation de- 
caying and over-emphasis on the 
material side of life plus the threat 
of Communism, we have every rea- 
son to be fearful of the future. 

It has been said that one of these 
things will happen in this decade: 

A complete moral collapse of 

The noted historian, Arnold 
Toynbee, informs us that out 
of the 22 civilizations that have 
appeared in history, nineteen 
of them collapsed when they 
reached the moral state the 
United States is now in. 

Christ could return. 

We have every reason to be- 
lieve that Christ could return 
now. Every indication points to 
His coming during this decade. 

The magazine, Moody 
Monthly May issue, was dedi- 
cated to the message, the 
"Rapture of the Church." The 
articles were captioned: "Could 
the Rapture Be Today," "Are 
You Ready For His Coming?" 
"God's Program of Last 
Things," "Signs of the Times," 
"No Home Down Here," and 
"Power Through Prophecy." 

A moral and spiritual revolution. 

If the world is to stand and 
we are to survive, a revival is a 

must! The world has revolted 
against righteousness. There 
are millions of people in the 
world today who have been 
stripped of everything, and 
they are yearning and longing 
for release, relief and hope. 
Communism has been pushed 
on them with compassionate 
urgency while Christianity has 
been offered with a feeble ges- 

Dr. Bob Pierce of World Vi- 
sion, Inc., in his message to the 
delegates attending the Na- 
tional Sunday School Conven- 
tion made this statement, "How 
could communism steal China 
away from Christ and the West 
between 1945-49? Chiang Kai 
Shek said only 6,700 Christian 
missionaries were sent to 
China, while the Communists 
sent multiplied thousands of 
the finest trained, dedicated 
young people to infiltrate the 
armies, factories and schools. 
Over 20,000 Communist were 
executed, but they kept com- 

Graduates, you can be a vital 
part of this spiritual revolution. 
But you need to possess a sense of 
urgency for the task that is yours. 
To spread the gospel of Jesus 
Christ and do good on the largest 
scale should be an obsession with 

"Go into all the world" was the 
command of Christ. We desperately 
need His vision of this lost world. 
If we could be captured by the 
"heavenly vision" that impelled 
Paul the Apostle to search for the 
lost, the last and the least, we 
would join hands in an effort ex- 
tensive enough to reach everyone, 
intensive enough to enlist everyone, 
militant enough to challenge every- 
one, and spiritual enough to save 
everyone we sought. 

To be impelled by and obedient 
to such a vision calls for men and 
women ready to dare and die. It 
calls for a type of Christian serv- 
ice to which difficulties are an in- 
centive, and danger and sacrifice 
are challenges. Such a vision of a 
lost world will have the breath of 
God on it, the fire of compassion 
in it, the spirit of conquest behind 
it, the forgetfulness of self under- 

neath it, and the reward of souls 
for it. 

This is your day and this decade 
is your tomorrow. What Are You 
Going To Do About It? How are 
you going to meet the demands of 
this day? How are you going to 
respond to the challenge of tomor- 


It demands decision 

Dr. Ted Engston, President of 
Youth for Christ said, "Youth 
is at the controls of the future, 
and unless Jesus Christ is at 
the controls of today's youth — 
and that means you — then 
the future is tragic to think 

I sincerely hope that every 
member of this graduating 
class has made a decision for 
Christ. I urge you to put Christ 
at the center of your life. It 
is said that "the radius of a 
life depends on its center." A 
deep commitment to Christ 
puts Him at the center of all 
desires, ambitions, plans and 

It has been said that "choices 
are the hinges of destiny." 
There are many voices that 
are calling you today to make 
a choice between right and 
wrong, between the important 
and the more important. How 
important it is that you listen 
to the still small voice of Christ 
and make the decisions that 
He would have you make. 
It requires dedication 

". . . Present your bodies a 
living sacrifice . . ." Paul says 
in the text. This means com- 
plete dedication and surrender 
to Christ as the Lord and mas- 
ter of your life. 

"Christ constantly in com- 
mand, Christ completely in 
control" is a theme of Youth 
for Christ, but how fitting it is 
for you as a graduating class 
and as an individual. To put 
Christ in command of your life 
is to let Him "take over" and 
give the orders. To put Christ 
at the controls of your life is to 

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By Katherine E. Bevis 

// grew up on a farm told 
^Sv~ me once that of all the 
little chores she and her brother 
were required to perform, the one 
they particularly disliked was shell- 
ing corn for the chickens. 

"Our hands were small, of course, 
and it was hard for us to hold the 
big ears of corn and shell the 
grains," she said. "Sometimes we 
used a corncob to push the ker- 
nels off, but even that didn't light- 
en the task very much. Both of us 
dreaded the job, and we wished 
we could devise some easy method 
of shelling corn." 

"A neighbor had an old shed." 
my friend continued, "where my 
brother and I went often to play. 
There was a lot of machinery in 
the shed, no longer used, and the 
neighbor told us we could play with 
it or do anything we wanted to 
with it. None of it was of any use 
to her, she said. 

"None of the machines were dan- 
gerous (at least not to farm chil- 
dren, accustomed to such things), 
and we had lots of fun with each 
of them. One that particularly fas- 
cinated us was a kind of grinder, 
with an opening on one side, a big 
handle that turned, and a spout. 
We used to play with this often, 
making believe it was one thing or 
another, though we never knew 
what it really was. 

"One day I happened to mention 
to this neighbor that my brother 
and I had to shell corn for the 
chickens that day, and I spoke of 
how I disliked the slow, difficult job. 
To my surprise, our neighbor said: 
'Well, why don't you use that old 
corn sheller out in my shed? I told 
you that you were welcome to any- 
thing there.' 

"Yes, that's right. The old 'grind- 
er' that we had played with so oft- 
en was a corn sheller. As soon as 
we found out what it was, we took 
it home and used it, and from then 
on the job of shelling corn for the 

chickens wasn't a job at all, it was 

It is not WHAT we have, but are 
we making the MOST of it? 

ONE DAY I sat among 
a group of people who were dis- 
cussing helping others. One woman 
who undoubtedly received a very 
small income said gloomily: "I can 
not do anything because I have 
nothing to give." 

This turned my thinking toward 
some of the bountiful givers who 
had so little, yet gave so lavishly 
that a calculating machine could 
not count their giving. 

It is not so much how much we 
have, but making the most out of 
what is at hand. One of our pri- 
mary needs is to learn to avoid a 
defeatist attitude. Many of the 
most inspired lives are those which 
have emerged through the greatest 
obstacles. They were able to see the 
usefulness of the "old cast off corn 
sheller," so to speak; they are those 
who used to advantage the things 
at hand. 

Francis Parkman, that great 
American writer, had everything to 
discourage him. He had exceedingly 
feeble eyes, a weak heart, "recur- 
ring indigestion and chronic in- 
somnia, joints crippled by arthritis 
and mental powers frayed by a 
nervous disorder." 

Pasteur was plagued by partial 

Beethoven composed much of his 
finest work after he was deaf. 

Lincoln was raised in poverty 
and denied the opportunity for 
anything more than the minimum 
of education. 

More difficult to overcome, how- 
ever, is that psychological lame- 
ness. Over and over again, the fact 
becomes clear that problems of life 
cannot be solved or difficulties 
overcome because of psychological 
handicaps for which we do not 
wish to take the responsibility. It is 
so much easier to find fault with 

someone else, or some outward 
event, than to find fault within 

Shakespear's Cassius said to his 
friend who was seeking a solution 
to a difficult problem: 

"The fault, dear Brutus, is 
not in our stars, But in our- 
selves. . . ." 

Browning's poem expresses it 
even more exactly: 
"Truth is within ourselves; it 
takes no rise 
From outward things, ivhat- 
'er you may believe. 
There is an inmost center in 
us all, 

Where Truth abides, in full- 
ness . . . and to know, 
Rather consists in opening 
out a way 

Whence the imprisoned splen- 
dor may escape, 
Than in effecting entry for a 
Supposed to be without." 

BACK IN THE early 
1930's, the late Clarence Darrow, 
perhaps the most outstanding of 
American atheists, said to the 
youth who were moving onto the 
main stage of life: "If I were a 
young man, with life ahead of me, 
I think I'd chuck it all, the way 
things are now. The odds are too 
great against you anyway; the 
world is all wrong nowadays." 

A contemporary of Darrow, 
Harry Emerson Fosdick, had quite 
a different reaction to the same 
situation. "You young people," said 
the minister, "are going out into 
a world of difficulty. Some of you 
are all dressed up with education 
and nowhere to go. It is not a 
hospitable generation that invites 
you to live in it, but I would not 
chuck it at all. If I could secure a 
job that would somehow keep body 
and soul together, I would interest 
myself in some cause of public wel- 
fare, would get hold of some han- 

( Continued on page 22) 


@J>lack d5oaty Ljreen (iSoat, or Ljolci (J^Soatf 

By Grace V. Watkins 

/) § *HICH BOAT WILL you 
I II J take up the river — the 

l/iy black boat, the green 
boat, or the gold boat? 

"WHAT boats?" you ask, "and 
WHAT river?" 

Let's find out. 

It is one of the most exciting mo- 
ments in your life. For years you 
have been dreaming of some day 
becoming a fine writer (or teacher, 
or doctor, or whatever profession 
you are looking toward). 

You have entered the school es- 
say contest and have written a five- 
star essay. Now, in seconds, the 
winner is going to be announced. 
You sit up straight, take a big 
breath, listen. 

Then it happens! Jim Conover 
is the winner, not you. Jim Con- 
over! You are stunned, disappoint- 
ed. You walk from the room, every- 
thing a blur. Your rosy dream is 
turned into a shriveled little gray 

"I have lost the contest," you 
whisper to yourself. 

Well, what next? In imagination 
we have left the building and are 
standing on the bank of a river, 
the river of days ahead. Which 
boat are you going to climb into — 
the black one, the green one, or 
the gold one? 

The black boat? If you choose 
it, right off you will settle down 
on a plump cushion of despair and 
feel sorry for yourself, then pull a 
thick blanket of "I'm on a black 
list; I'm a jinx," over your knees 
and darkly wonder why "such ter- 
rible things" have to happen. 

As the black boat moves slowly 
up the river, you tell yourself 

gloomily that "I'm just one big 
failure. I'll never write another line. 
If I ever had notions of going into 
journalism, this settles it." 

And, as you round the bend of 
the river in the black boat, you 
decide to put on the martyr act for 
a week or so. Why do otherwise? 

(Would you like to see a Bible 
picture of this sort of reaction? 
Then turn to 1 Kings 21:1-4 and 
read how Ahab reacted when he 
failed in his attempts to buy the 
vineyard of Naboth.) 

BUT WAIT! There is 
the green boat. What happens if 
you jump into that one for your 
cruise up the river? You will settle 
down on a cushion of plotting how 
to get even with Jim, who won the 
contest. Spread rumors about him, 
maybe; avoid meeting him; be on 
the formal side if you do meet him; 
tell people the judges did not know 
their stuff or marked their ballots 
in a hurry. A green megaphone 
will be useful, too, (not one that 
people can see, of course!) for 
broadcasting that contests do not 
mean a thing. People who win 
prizes usually fail professionally in 
later life. 

If you take the green boat, an- 
other possibility is to get even with 
Jim by becoming class president, or 
remind people that Jim had all 
the breaks — his father is prominent 
in town, his Aunt Susie has lots of 
money, or his mother is vice- 
president of the Better Beet Can- 
ners' Battalion. 

(If you would like to read a Bible 
case of the green boat in action, 
turn to Genesis 37:3-20 and notice 

how Joseph's brothers reacted when 
he was given the coat of many 
colors, and when he told his 

But there is the golden boat! 
What a beauty it is, sleek and 
smooth and shining in the sunlight. 

If you take the gold boat, here 
are some items on your ticket for 
the days ahead. How about starting 
right off to plan how you can im- 
prove your own writing? Would it 
be possible to talk with the judges 
and ask for suggestions? to ask 
your English teacher to suggest 
reference books? to start that next 
piece of writing — maybe a cracking 
good feature for the campus paper? 

Gold boat riders smilingly con- 
gratulate the trophy winner, tell 
him they are proud of him and so 
is the school, tell him about other 
contests he might be interested in. 
(They boost their own skill in deal- 
ing with people by doing these 
things, too!) 

If you are a fellow, why not join 
the gold boaters by inviting Jim 
over for cokes and doughnuts, talk- 
ing about your two essays, and 
sharing plans for the future? If 
you are a girl, how about asking a 
few friends over and include Jim? 

Can you write an article about 
Jim for the youth paper of his 
church? Could he give a talk at 
Youth Fellowship about his plans 
for the future, writing- wise? Could 
you urge him to attend youth camp 
next summer, to work on the camp 
paper? If Jim is not a Christian, 
well, as a gold boater, what are 
you waiting for? As an initial ef- 
fort, why not pray for Jim? 

It is the gold boat for you? Fine! 




It was my genuine pleasure a 
short while ago to award 32 master 
certificates to workers of the Ala- 
bama City Church. This is, by far, 
the largest number awarded any 
church in this state, and perhaps 
the largest number awarded any 
church in our denomination. I 
warmly congratulate the Reverend 

A. V. Beaube, pastor; Brother Cur- 
tis Johnson, superintendent; and 
all the department superintendents 
and teachers for this outstanding 
accomplishment. To date, Alabama 
has awarded 205 of the master cer- 
tificates. — Clyne W. Buxton, state 

Let's Do Something 
For Our Youth 

By John F. Weber 
Paris District Youth Director 

JT IS OFTEN said that an idle 
mind is a devil's workshop. 
We know that the enemy is 
determined to deceive our youth. 
"... Your adversary the devil, as a 
roaring lion, walketh about, seek- 
ing whom he may devour" (1 Peter 
5:8). He has excitement, recreation 
and pleasures on every corner for 
our teen-agers. 

To hold our youth we must keep 
them busy. Each local church needs 
a well-balanced and well-planned 
youth program. Our boys and girls 
need a challenge. Their energy 
must be utilized. Why not use it for 
the Lord? If we offer the leader- 
ship, they will offer the energy. 
The youth today are doing a great 
work for our Lord and church; but 
there is much more to be done. 

(Continued on page 22) 


To teach the Word of God, to create interest in the 
work of God, and to instill a desire for the will of God— 
these are the desires of the Auburn Church of God 

This young church, organized in October, 1959, has 
a very active program for its youth. This program, 
consisting, in part, of Bible study and memory work, 
has paid off in rich dividends. The average attendance 
of the Y.P.E. is 59. God is to be praised for this accom- 

Recently the young people were challenged by the 
Y.P.E. President and Vice-president to become better 
scholars of the Bible. Y.P.E. pins were awarded to 
those who completed the following requirements: 

(1) Memorize the Books of the Bible 

(2) Memorize the names of the Apostles 

(3) Learn the Major and Minor Prophets 

(4) Learn the Ten Commandments 

(5) Recite certain chapters of the Bible 

The younger children memorized scriptures and 
poems for their pins. 

The rewards received by these young people are 
small compared to the great benefit they will derive 
from this study in the future. 




(Continued from page 3) 

day. If the day of Abraham was 
better than this day, it is only be- 
cause Abraham lived in it. There 
was nothing about his day to com- 
mend it to us except the fact that 
he did live in it. It was a deplorably 
evil day, but God met the crisis of 
it by using His servant, Abraham, 
to make it better. 

The same is true of Moses' day. 
It was a day of trouble and travail, 
sorrow and sadness. If there was 
any good about it, it was only be- 
cause Moses lived in it and dared 
to do something about it. The labors 
of John the Baptist and the perils 
of Paul are well-known; only be- 
cause God used them in their time 
are those days pleasant records to- 
day. The ecclesiastical evils of the 
sixteenth century were desperate 
and complete, yet Martin Luther 
and others like him lived and gave 
hope to the world. 

The social evils of the eighteenth 
century defeated most of the people 
of that day, but it was with the 
Wesleys as it is with all great men. 
They refused to succumb to the 
evil situation. They refused to be 
pressed into a mold of their times. 
Instead, they came to grips with 
the times and changed them for the 
glory of God. 

Real men are not too greatly in- 
fluenced by current conditions; but 
they, instead, exert an influence 
on their times. 

This is our day. it 

is a threatening, brooding, explo- 
sive, violent age. No other persons 
have ever lived in times like these. 
As long ago as 1932, Dr. Oswald 
Spengler, famed for his monumen- 
tal study on the Decline of the 
West, wrote: 

"We are born into this time 
and must bravely follow the 
path to the destined end. There 
is no other way. Our duty is 
to hold on to the lost position, 
without hope, without rescue, 
like that Roman soldier, whose 
bones were found in front of a 
door in Pompeii, who, during 
the eruption of Vesuvius, died 
at his post because they forgot 
to relieve him. That is great- 

ness. That is what it means to 
be a thoroughbred. The non- 
able end is the one thing that 
can not be taken from a man."* 
What a morbid picture Spengler 
painted. It was his belief that the 
world is facing no mere crisis, 
but the beginning of a catastrophe, 
the beginning of the end of our 
civilization. It is as if we are in the 
hands of some immense and de- 
monic force which is constraining 
us to do things that make for dis- 
aster. According to this great Ger- 
man thinker, modern man is mys- 
teriously destined to produce a 
creature that will one day rise up 
against its creator and destroy him. 
You will notice that this grim 
picture was foreseen more than a 
decade before the first atomic 
bomb was exploded over Hiroshima. 
Now that we are in a day of nu- 
clear power, a day of satellites and 
space exploration, a day when our 
next war is already named World 
War III, we can not deny that these 
are perilous times. 

What we must remember is this: 
the crisis of today must be met by 
men of today. Who knows but what 
God has brought us into the king- 
dom for just such a time as this. 
Notice these three things about 
our times that give them special 
peril : 

First, there is a wane in religious 
convictions. Things are winked at 
today that would have shocked a 
previous generation. A person is 
made popular in our society be- 
cause of his misdemeanors or his 
immorality. There has never been 
such a time as this, when there 
exists side by side a religious re- 
vival, moral reprobation, and a 
steadily rising crime rate. The fact 
that this is a day of revival has 
not reduced our juvenile delin- 
quency, our moral degeneracy or 
our threat of war. We live in a day 
when the moral and spiritual fiber 
of the masses has become soft and 

Second, we face opposition from 
within. Apostate churches abound 
on every side. It is fashionable and 
sophisticated in many church cir- 
cles to deny the basic spiritual 
truths upon which all former civil- 
izations have stood. There are cor- 

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roding influences within the 
church that would make it into a 
tool of society rather than an in- 
strument of God. There are other 
elements that would change the 
church into a political or business 
organization. Still others would 
profane it in some other way to 
drag it beneath the purpose of its 

Third, we face constant opposi- 
tion from, without. This opposition 
takes various forms in various 
areas. First, there was Fascism, 
then Nazism, and now Commun- 
ism. The Communist situation is 
enough to make one's heart faint. 
I believe it was Voltaire who said, 
"The greatest force on the earth 
is an idea when its time has come." 
There is much truth in that. A 
ripe idea cannot be denied or with- 
stood. The leaders in the Kremlin 
are of the firm opinion that the 
time of the Communist idea has 
come. They are convinced that the 
idea of Christianity is dead and 
must be replaced by something 
more vital. 

It remains to be seen whether 
the church retains the vitality to 
accomplish its work. Many leaders 
of our day paint a bleak picture. 
Spengler has many followers in his 
foreboding outlook. Great thinkers, 
such as Sorokin and Toynbee, like 
Gibbon and Wells before them, see 
little but darkness ahead. 

Bleak as it is, this is our day. 
We were born for a purpose in these 
times. It is my firm conviction that 
God would not have put me here at 
this time if there were not some- 
thing that I can do. We must not 
be compressed into the mold of our 
times, but we must, in some way, 
help to remake those times. There 
are definitely some things we can 

First, keep courage. Don't become 
fainthearted and fatalistic. We 
have the example of other ages 
and other men before us. God never 
failed one of them. Somehow He 
always used the men of each age to 
meet the crisis of it. Even if some 
of them had to lay down their lives, 
the work of God was still done. 
Depressive days call for stout hearts, 
so let us look up and keep cour- 
age in Him whom we serve. 

Second, keep faith. We must not 


allow ourselves to be deceived by 
Satan's smoke screens. We must not 
follow fantasies, but we must keep 
true values in sight. All hope is not 
gone. God is still God. He is neither 
dead, feeble nor indifferent to us. 
He is not upset by the times, for He 
has met other difficult situations 
before. All God needs is men 
through whom He can do His work. 

Third, keep emphasizing positive 
and major themes. This is no time 
to occupy ourselves with secondary 
and inferior matters. We need to 
keep God, truth, decency, church, 
home and family constantly in our 
minds. We should recognize the 
important things, and emphasize 
them with all our might. 

Finally, and most important, we 
must keep the will to be used. God 
needs us today, but we must be 
willing to be used before we can be 
any benefit to Him. By prayer and 
consecration, by understanding and 
submission, we must give ourselves 
without reserve into His service. We 
must want to be used with such 
fervor and offer ourselves to Him 
so freely that God can indeed use 
us even in times like these. 

Today is ours. We must accept it. 
We cannot escape it. We are all that 
God has to meet 'this crisis. He has 
had enough faith in us to let us 
live in times like these. We must 
not fail Him. 


(Continued from page 7) 

the Summit, just as it was, could 
turn out to be a God-send for the 
world ... a hilarious success! An 
eye-opener, a new lease on life for 
the nations ... in that what hap- 
pened there, accidental or other- 
wise, was certainly not according 
to the communist rule book 
and time table. According to Ma- 
nuilsky (the same Dimitry Z. Ma- 
nuilsky who presided over the U.N. 
Security Council in 1949), next 
year, at the latest, was the date 
for the world coup. In 1931 he lec- 
tured the Lenin School of Political 
Warfare. On that occasion he de- 
clared communism's calculated cal- 
endar, which at the Summit Mr. 

Khrushchev must have mussed up 
like a bull does a china shop. He 
said, "War to the hilt between 
communism and capitalism is in- 
evitable." (Coexistence being a term 
of expedience.) "Today, in 1931, we 
are not strong enough to attack. 
Our time will come in twenty or 
thirty years. To win we shall need 
the element of SURPRISE. The 
Bourgeouisie will have to be put to 
sleep." (Think how Mr. K. woke us 
up!) "So we shall begin by launch- 
ing the most SPECTACULAR 
PEACE MOVEMENT (who asked for 
the Summit) ON RECORD. The 
capitalistic countries, stupid and 
decadent, will REJOICE TO CO- 
TION. They will leap at ANOTHER 
as their guard is down, we will 
smash them with our clenched 
fist!" A la Goliath! A la Khrush- 

crudeness of Mr. Khrushchev in 
alerting the world, the commun- 
ist's basic plan could have eluded 
us in this age of all sweetness and 
light. Nineteen hundred sixty-one, 
next year, was the ultimate year 
for the finishing stroke, the smash- 
ing by the clenched fist on the 
heels of communism's unprece- 
dented peace overtures. Who can 
say it was not God who induced 
Mr. K. to sabotage the schedule, 
and in so doing wake us up, in his 
vitriolic attack on President Eisen- 
hower. If Mr. Khrushchev said or 
did anything to lull us to sleep in 
preparation for the coup d' grace, 
nobody is aware of it. Let it be 
said again, all this could conceiv- 
ably be interpreted as the goodness 
of God in alerting us. Unknown to 
himself of course, the Soviet Chair- 
man could have been the instru- 
ment of God to disturb our day- 
dreams, and for this we can be 
thankful. If the coup d' grace is 
administered, at least we won't be 
walking in a daze down a prim- 
rose path on the arm of the ex- 

No, it is not unthinkable Mr. K. 
did the world a great service, un- 
wittingly, giving America and 
other non-communist nations an- 
other glorious chance to firm up 
their defenses and to discover and 

apply the right solution to the tur- 
bulency of the times. Many, who 
did not know before, at least know 
now that communism is not that 
solution, except as the guillotine is 
a toothache remedy. 

But, where do we go from here? 
Where does all this lead? If God 
did attend the Summit, and if Mr. 
Khrushchev was prodded by God 
to toss a monkey wrench into his 
own machinery, how shall it all be 
interpreted? What is the next 

We can be sure whatever else the 
answer to the question might in- 
clude, it cannot possibly exclude 
the timeless, world-embracing com- 
mission issued by Christ at the close 
of the final Summit meet with his 
disciples on the Mount of Olives. 
Included are His orders to evangel- 
ize the world! He said, "All power 
is given unto me in heaven and 
in earth. Go ye therefore and teach 
all nations ... to observe all things 
whatsoever I have commanded . . . 
and lo, I am with you alway, even 
unto the end of the world." Teach- 
ing men of all nations to observe 
what Christ commanded . . . well, 
if this is not the answer to the 
complexities of the world, there 
just isn't any answer! Somewhere 
within the scope of all that is com- 
prehended in this commonly re- 
ferred to "Great Commission," lies 
the hope of the world. 

So, for the Christian individual, 
or church . . . whether within a 
nominally Christian nation or the 
professedly atheistic, communist 
nation . . . there seems but one 
course to pursue to be infallibly 
safe. It is diligent, whole-hearted 
obedience in the face of all ob- 
stacles to the marching orders, 
"Teach all nations whatsoever I 
have commanded you . . . make dis- 
ciples of all nations . . . preach the 
gospel to every creature." This is 
the "light that shineth in darkness, 
and the darkness has never over- 
powered it." If it took the failure 
of a contemporary Summit Meet- 
ing to give impetus to the nearly 
forgotten issues of that other in 
the long ago, so be it. In any case, 
there are certainly evidences to 
warrant the supposition that con- 
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(Continued from page 15) 

let Him give you power to obey 
those orders. "... I seek not 
mine own will, but the will of 
the Father ..." (John 5:30). 

With this divine dedication 
I dare you to infiltrate our 
churches, communities and na- 
tion with the zeal of the Lord 
and the gospel message of 
hope. If the love of God has 
been shed abroad in your 
hearts by the Holy Spirit, you 
will have a "global go" in your 
soul. "Lord, anything you want 
me to do, I'll do it; and any- 
where you want me to go, I'll 

Dr. Bob Pierce, telling of his visit 
to Russia, relates a testimony he 
gave to his interpreter, a Russian 
girl named Olla. After he had wit- 
nessed to her about Christ and she 
responded in the negative, he 
turned to her and said, "Olla, what 
were you made to be?" She in- 
formed Dr. Pierce that her govern- 
ment had made her. You don't go 
to church in Russia until you are 
eighteen and by that time Com- 
munism is your religion and the 
government is your God. Olla said, 
"I go to live and die in Siberia for 
Communism." She went on to say, 
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ernment will begin to build three 
cities of one hundred thousand 
people, these cities are not to grow 
up out of the ice, the snow and the 
mud; but there are three hundred 
thousand of my classmates who 
have been educated free by our 
government, and we have been sent 
to technical schools. We know how 
to build farms; we know how to 
build scientific institutions; we 
know how to do everything that 
needs to be done, and we are going 
to go this year to Siberia to help 
build with our hands Communism 
where there has been no Com- 

It demands dynamics 

The Holy Spirit can be and 
must be a welcomed guide and 
power in your life. 

When the young students of 
Jesus had fully heard His mes- 
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sage and attended the neces- 
sary classes and completed 
some ten semesters with the 
"teacher come from God," 
something happened! 

Christ challenged them to 
decision. He observed their de- 
votion. He took note of their 
dedication and for a gradua- 
tion gift, He presented them 
through prayer the dynamics 
(Holy Ghost) they needed to 
stand by their decision, to 
stand up in their devotion and 
to hold out in their dedica- 

You have acquired a lot of knowl- 
edge here at Lee and your circle 
of friends has been enlarged. Your 
personality has been enhanced with 
poise and drive. If you are to meet 
the demands of Christ in this "dec- 
ade of destiny" you must have 
"spiritual power." Only a spirit- 
filled life can produce "dynamic 
Christian living" in times like these. 
Tomorrow when you are in the 
battle of life and you are being 
"word washed" with the devil's 
propaganda, you can meet the de- 
mands of the day and make your 
life a miracle. 


(Continued from page 18) 

Who is willing to step out and begin 
leading our boys and girls? 

We are extremely proud of our 
young people on the Paris, Texas, 
district. On April 23, the churches 
on the district provided a banquet 
for the young people. Much interest 
was shone from the time we began 
to make plans. Some said, "This is 
what we have been waiting for." 
Others said, "We can hardly wait." 

At 7:30 p.m., sixty boys and girls, 
ages 13 through 21 met in the 
sanctuary of the Paris Church. The 
service began with the singing of 
the Y.P.E. song. The Reverend Rob- 
ert Dawkins, pastor of the Powderly 
Church of God, gave the invoca- 
tion. Then everyone went to the 
church dining room. There waiting 
was a beautiful sight — the room, 
flowers. Many candles were used to 
light the room. 

Dinner was served after the Rev- 
erend G. M. Gilbert, pastor of the 
Paris Church prayed. The next 

thirty minutes were enjoyed by all, 
as they ate the wonderful meal 
prepared by the L.W.W.B. Later 
each person stood and gave his 
name and the name of the church 
he attended. The Reverend P. H. 
McCarn, our state overseer, gave 
words of encouragement which 
were helpful to everyone. A testi- 
mony entitled "God's Will for My 
Life," was given by Sister Helen 
Love, president of the Blossom 
Y.P.E. Sister Linda Farris, an ac- 
complished pianist, gave a rendi- 
tion of "The Lord's Prayer." 

The Reverend Mac Symes, our 
state youth director, was very in- 
spiring as he spoke on "A Chal- 
lenge From God." During the ser- 
mon the Holy Ghost seemed to 
hover very closely.. Many tears were 
shed as the boys and girls raised 
their hands to accept the great 
challenge from God. Benediction 
was given by the Reverend Otha 
Anderson, pastor of the Cottonwood 
Church of God. This banquet will 
long be remembered by everyone 
who attended. 


(Continued from page 16) 

die and lift, would have some part, 
though only that of waterboy, in 
this game that humanity must play. 
I would not chuck it at all." 

Many an oldster these days is 
saying: "I certainly wouldn't want 
to be a youth in these times. What 
a prospect is before the young: 
military service, uncertain future, 
difficulty in choosing a vocation, 
rising cost of living — oh, what a 
time to have to live in!" 

We need to break the habit of 
mind which seeks to find fault 
with the time in which we live, or 
the circumstances about us, for 
there is no day like today, and no 
time like the present to bring the 
harsh facts of the now into line 
with our concept of the whole, all 
the time remembering that: 

"The fault is not in our 

stars, but in ourselves." 

Young people, learn to use that 
which is at hand, even if it is noth- 
ing but an old corn sheller. It has 
its use! 


(Continued from page 5) 

those who knew their way around 
with Manuel Ringo. Yet if she went, 
her parents would deduct, in their 
shrewd manner, that even though 
she had become a Christian, noth- 
ing had changed. If she did not 
change, how could she ask them 
to change, to surrender their own 
lives to the Lord Jesus? 

"Are you tongue-tied?" Joe de- 
manded harshly. 

"I'll think about Ringo's," she 
answered. But knowing Joe as she 
did, she knew she had better de- 
cide now. "Joe, I'm sorry, I can't 
go," she added with finality. 

"Okay, okay," he answered ir- 
ritably, and clamped down the re- 

THE DRIVE to church 
a little later, through the blinding 
rain, was silent and fraught with 
tension. Traffic clogged the streets 
and yellow-coated cops dealt pa- 
tiently with the lack of driver or- 

"Just like a lot of people's lives," 
Charles remarked. "No organiza- 
tion, no clear-cut line to follow. 
No wonder so many lives end in 

Ruth nodded. She could under- 
stand that part. Her own life was 
out of order, had indeed never 
been fully organized. Even now she 
was zigging and zagging between 
the thoughts of whether to be- 
come an all-out Christian or 
whether to go along as though 
nothing had happened, yet bearing 
the title of Christian. 

"About tonight," he said when 
he turned into a street compara- 
tively free of vehicles. "We'll be 
discussing how to win others to 
Christ. All you need primarily is 
a love for people." 

Ruth studied his remark care- 
fully and sighed because it was all 
like a jig-saw puzzle to her. She 
loved Joe; at any rate, she could 
not let him go, and yet she had 
not the faintest idea how to go 
about telling him of the wondrous 
sacrifice Jesus had made to re- 
deem him. She loved her parents in 


spite of every known error, in spite 
of their paganism; and yet she 
had fumbled every effort she made 
to tell them why she had become 
a Christian. 

Strangely, Ruth found the meet- 
ing just as Charles had predicted. 
She enjoyed the group singing, the 
effervescent short speeches by var- 
ious boys and girls her own age; 
but when it came time for the 
round table discussion she knew 
she was in foreign territory. She 
could offer nothing on the subject 
of how to win lost souls and she 
blushed furiously when someone 
asked her if her parents were 

"No, but they're — well, they're 
nice and not much different from 
some Christians I know," she said 
and realized she had blundered. 
She knew she could not speak 
their language; she was 
what the group called a new Chris- 
tian, a beginner. Perhaps she 
would always grope with the un- 
certainty of a beginner, she con- 
fided to Charles an hour later as 
he drove back toward the Harris 

"I'll never be able to win others 
for Christ," she said dismally. 

"I think you're doing fine," 
Charles commented. He told her 
he had been a Christian only a 
year and that, at first, he too had 
been baffled. "It is such a vast 
field," he said. "And the going does 
get rough at times. But when 
you get oriented, you'll feel right 
at home. It's really the highest- 
type fraternity in the world." 

"Well, thanks for taking me 
along," she said and promptly ac- 
cepted an invitation to attend the 
same meeting with him the fol- 
lowing night. The revival would 
begin the next night and would be 
broadcast over the radio. He said 
they would attend the revival fol- 
lowing the meeting and there she 
would see the Christian workers 
in action. "Maybe I can learn how 
to win souls by observing others," 
she said hopefully, and bade him 

Her mother, distraught with 
fear, opened the door for her. "Joe's 
called twice," she said. "We thought 
it was strange, his calling and 
you out with him. But he wouldn't 

explain a thing. Said you were 
acting crazy and hung up." 

"I wasn't out with Joe," she 
said. "I went to church with 
Charles. Joe called tonight and 
invited me to the dance at Ringo's, 
but I refused." 

"Refused!" they exclaimed in 

"You fall out with Joe?" Mr. 
Harris asked. 

She had not thought of her re- 
fusal to attend the dance as a 
final severance with Joe. And yet 
she knew it should be if she hoped 
to become an effective Christian 
witness. Sometime during the 
meeting she had decided that she 
would have to give up one or the 
other. There was no room in the 
Christian life for wishy-washy 
standards. "Yes, I think you should 
know," she said. "I have given up 

Her parents exchanged glances 
and no d d e d gratefully. "That's 
good," her father said and her 
mother nodded her head like a 
wind-blown balloon. "Very good," 
she affirmed. 

The following night 
as she dressed for the church meet- 
ing she noticed that her parents 
did not make any move to go to 
the bar. It was not significant, 
however. She had seen them go to 
the Corner Bar at midnight, some- 
times later on hot summer nights, 
and she dismissed the thought — 
and the hope — from her mind that 
they had, somehow, reformed. Joe 
had called her once since she re- 
fused to altend the dance at 
Ringo's, and she had finally con- 
vinced him that she did not in- 
tend to see him again. So that 
was settled; but much in her life 
was still at loose ends. 

The second youth meeting was 
very like the first except that to- 
night everyone avoided asking 
about her parents. Afterwards, she 
and Charles went into the sanc- 
tuary and sat in the choir loft. 
Fortunately she had received voice 
training and in this capacity she 
felt no lack. She was amazed and 
thrilled at the way dozens of lost 
people came down the aisles. She 
was surprised t'o know that some 
Christian worker had helped to 
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make the way for such a decision 
clear for the majority of these 
people. She shook her head; a soul- 
winner she would never be, she 
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One thing she did discover; she 
liked Charles better than she had 
ever thought possible. His manner 
of speaking was charming indeed 
and he was such a contrast to Joe 
that he seemed to her a remark- 
able man — clean-cut, thoughtful, 
well-mannered. She told him she 
had thoroughly enjoyed the two 
evenings with him and he, in turn, 
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"Yes, sometime," she agreed re- 
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think so, but they're determined 
not to change their ways." She 
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pleased them except to give up 
seeing Joe. 

"I'm sure they're nice," Charles 
said, as he bade her goodnight. 
"Just remember the day of mir- 
acles is not past." 

Ruth wondered, as she put her 
key in the lock, what miracle it 
would take to change her parents. 
She was astonished that they were 
waiting up quietly for her, sitting 
near the radio which now played 
softly, "Jesus Is Tenderly Calling 

"We listened to the Revival 
Hour," Mr. Harris volunteered ea- 
gerly and proudly. "Mama and me 
think maybe you made a great 

Ruth looked from one to the 
other, thinking they indicated 
Charles. "He wants to meet you 
sometime," she said. 

"Oh, that Charles," Mr. Harris 
smiled. "Well, maybe so. But Mama 
and me, we think maybe we'll be 
Christians and go down to that 
church with you. How is it to be 
a Christian, Ruth?" 

Ruth felt both pairs of eyes 
studying her with the fervor of 
knowledge-hungry children. She 
told them what she knew, that it 
brought wonderful peace to the 
heart but that it was rough sailing 
at first, everything so new. Chris- 
tians spoke a language of their 
own. "One thing, though, I'll never 
be a soul-winner," she confided 
and sighed. 

Arnold Harris and his wife ex- 
changed glances. Tears fell down 
Mrs. Harris' puagy cheeks and Mr. 
Harris shook his head, overcome 
with emotion. "When you said 
good-by to Joe to follow Christ," 
he said, "we knew being a Christian 
was real big. So we didn't go to 
the bar tonight and tuned in the 
radio to the Revival Hour. They 
made this Christian business sound 
big. Ruth, tell us honest, is being 
a Christian a real big thing?" 

Ruth looked from one to the 
other, both watching her intently 
and waiting anxiously for her an- 
swer. "Being a Christian is real 
big," she answered sincerely, and 
could not restrain the joyous tears 
that crowded to her eyes. "It is 
truly the biggest, most wonderful 
thing in the world!" 




By Hollis L. Green 

The following explains the expanded 
Workers' Training Course Program. This 
information is being given at this time 
so that our workers w:3l be acquainted 
with it. This information will also be 
given in brochure form. 

After careful study and research 
the national board decided to en- 
large the present Workers' Train- 
ing program. The expanded pro- 
gram preserves the primary value 
of the preceding efforts and pro- 
vides for a perpetual training pro- 
gram to meet the needs of our 
growing church. 

a zest for learning 
In the midst of modern man's 
zest for learning, a continuing 
shortage of trained personnel is 
predicted for the local church. 
Congregations are calling for con- 
secrated workers who have applied 
themselves to the task of Chris- 
tian education. It is the responsi- 
bility of the denomination to pro- 
vide the means to produce these 
local workers and the obligation of 


the local leaders to receive and 
promote the program. 

Every Christian worker desires to 
know and understand his role in 
the total program of the church. 
Most laymen are unable to attend 
a Bible college because of home 
ties, occupation or other obliga- 
tions, but most everyone would find 
it possible to study the essentials 
of his work in a local training pro- 

emphasis on essentials 
The church of tomorrow attends 
today's Sunday Schools. In addi- 
tion to the performance of the 
Great Commission, denominational 
survival depends on the effective- 
ness of local leaders. The constant 
prayer of the church should be to 
"see with the eyes of tomorrow." 
The expanded training program is 
a sincere effort to help the local 
church anticipate its future needs 
and to provide an answer to the 
perennial and persistent problems 
of worker recruitment. The texts 
in each course are designed for 
present and prospective workers. 
They provide an excellent guide for 
gaining a deeper understanding of 
Sunday School work. 

An important part of the train- 
ing curriculum will be practical 
Christian service coupled with a 
comprehensive system of textbook 
studies. The prescribed course of 
study will emphasize the essentials 
in Christian education. 

various roads to the goal 
The expanded training program 
will provide a number of volumes 
in each of seven basic courses to 
allow for specialization. The cur- 
riculum will include textbook 

(100 series) 

All workers' training textbooks 
published prior to 1960 have been 
incorporated in this course. Other 
general survey texts will deal with 
administration, evangelism, leader- 
ship, methods, organization, peda- 
gogy, promotion, visitation and 
subjects to orientate the worker 
and produce an appreciation for 
the Sunday School and its ministry. 

(200 series) 

A sufficient number of volumes 
will be offered in this course to 
give a survey study of the whole 
Bible. The textbooks will provide 
the worker with a basic under- 
standing of the Scriptures. 

(300 series) 

A series of books will be pub- 
lished to set forth the basic doc- 

trine of the Bible and clearly state 
our denominational position of 
these fundamental truths. 

(400 series) 

This course will equip the worker 
to instruct new converts in the 
rules of Christian growth. The 
texts will give an explanation of 
the Christian way of life, attempt 
to develop Christan attitudes, dem- 
onstrate the use of Christian prin- 
ciples in all areas of life, give a 
basic knowledge of Christian stew- 
ardship and guide the individual in 
finding God's will. 

(500 series) 

The textbooks in this course will 
set forth the fundamentals of soul- 
winning and define the Sunday 
School's task in the different phas- 
es of evangelism. 

(600 series) 

The volumes in this course will 
give assistance to youth leaders, 
Y.P.E. and class officers, camp and 
club counselors, week-day activities 
directors and recreation and social 

(700 series) 

A number of books will be pro- 
vided to allow for specialization in 
related studies; such as, camping, 
children's church, drama, library 
science, missions, music, records, 
recreation, socials, vacation Bible 
school, etc. 

A training program that produces 
qualified local leaders cannot be 
found in one textbook or a single 
training class. Continuous study is 
required to gain the basic knowl- 
edge and practical know-how nec- 
essary t o become a n efficient 
worker. Constant stimulation and 
regular instruction are vital to the 
development of the individual's po- 

a "certificate of credit" 

All textbooks in the workers' 
training program may be purchased 
from any Pathway Book Store or 
state office. Complete information 
relative to the studying of the text 
and taking the examination will be 
found in the front of each text- 
book. A "Certificate of Credit" will 
be awarded for each completed vol- 
ume in any of the seven courses 
of study. The certificate will be is- 
sued by the state director and 
mailed to the local church for the 
pastor's signature. 

A workers' training master file 

will be established in the national 
office to keep an official record of 
each individual's progress in the 
training program. The state direc- 
tor will notify the national office 
when a "Certificate of Credit" is is- 
sued and a record will be made for 
the master file. 

a "xoorkers' training diploma" 
As soon as the master file shows 
a worker to have accumulated 
credit for five (5) volumes in a 
single course of study, a "Workers' 
Training Diploma" will be awarded. 
The diploma will be issued by the 
National Director, signed by the 
state director and mailed directly 
from the state office to the individ- 
ual. Additional credit for the text- 
books studied in the same course 
of study will be recognized by 
color seals placed on the diploma. 
The seals will be given in this or- 
der: yellow, blue, red and silver. 

a "master Christian service 
training diploma" 

Any worker completing twenty 
(20) volumes in the training pro- 
gram will be awarded a "MASTER 
DIPLOMA," provided a worker's 
diploma has been received in two 
courses of study. The master diplo- 
ma is the highest honor given in 
the Church of God workers' train- 
ing program. It will be issued by 
the national office, signed by the 
General Overseer and the National 
Director and mailed directly to the 
individual. All diploma credits will 
be recognized by color shields on 
the master diploma. The shields 
will be awarded in this order: yel- 
low, blue, red and silver. 

an endless task 

The task of training is endless. 
Each successive generation must 
train the next for Christian service. 
A perpetual training program is 
imperative to cope with the current 
demands for workers in the local 
church. The far reaching effect of 
a local church "seeing with the 
eyes of tomorrow" is immeasurable. 

A new workers' training text will 
be published and promoted each 
year for the annual training month 
(January). Other volumes for spe- 
cialization will be prepared and 
promoted throughout the year. 

quality workmen needed 

God expects quality from His 
workmen. Paul instructs the worker 
to "study to shew thyself approved 
unto God, a workman that needeth 
not to be ashamed." The local 
church needs capable leaders, pro- 
ficient workers and trained teach- 
ers to effectively minister to the 
community. The local church must 
have trained leadership to lead 
others in Christian training. Quali- 
ty workmen are needed to meet this 


Sunday School and 
Youth Work Statistics 

By O. W. POLEN, Notional Sunday School and Youth Director 

Congratulations to Washington and Oregon! 

In the words of State Director Leo E. 
Smith, ". . . in the past two months we 
have begun two new Sunday Schools and 
organized two new Y.P.E.'s. During the 
month of April we had seven Sunday 
Schools break their records, and as a 
state we set a new all-time high for 
our Sunday School attendance for a 
four Sunday month." 

— National Director 


Average Weekly Attendance 
May 1960 

500 and Over 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 
South Carolina 838 

Mlddletown (Clayton Street), Ohio .... 519 
Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan 501 


Atlanta (Hemphill), Georgia 462 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 461 

Jacksonville. Florida 456 

North Cleveland, Tennessee 448 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio .... 409 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio .... 406 

Wilmington, North Carolina 400 


East Chattanooga, Tennessee 388 

North Chattanooga, Tennessee 380 

Erwin, North Carolina 362 

Whitwell, Tennessee 355 

Somerset. Kentucky 345 

Daisy, Tennessee .. 337 

Biltmore, North Carolina 336 

South Gastonia. North Carolina 334 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan ... 325 

Tampa, Florida 318 

Griffin. Georgia 312 

Buford, Georgia 309 

Orlando. Florida 308 

Lakeland. Florida 307 

Alabama City, Alabama 300 

Louisville (Highland Park), Kentucky 300 


Newport News. Virginia 291 

Rome (North). Georgia 288 

West Flint. Michigan 287 

Sulphur Springs, Florida 282 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), 

South Carolina 275 

Savannah (Anderson Street). Georgia 274 

Lenoir. North Carolina 274 

Pontlac. Michigan 270 

Pulaski, Virginia 268 

Lenoir City. Tennessee 265 

South Lebanon, Ohio 262 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 262 

Atlanta (Riverside). Georgia 261 

Van Dyke. Michigan 260 

Charlotte, North Carolina 259 

East Lumberton, North Carolina 259 

Sumiton, Alabama 258 

Perry. Florida 258 

Dallas. North Carolina 256 

Dayton (Oakrldge Drive). Ohio 254 

Dillon. South Carolina .. 254 

Akron (Market Street). Ohio 251 

South Cleveland. Tennessee 251 

West Gastonia, North Carolina 250 

Dayton (East Fourth), Ohio 250 

East Laurinburg. North Carolina 249 

Greenville (Woodslde Avenue), 

South Carolina 245 

Marlon. South Carolina 241 

Nashville (Meridian Street), 


Jesup, Georgia 

Wyandotte, Michigan 

Rcssville, Georgia 

Gastonia (Ranlo), North Carolina 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina .. 

Greenwood, South Carolina 

Baldwin Park, California 

West Lakeland, Florida _ 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

Rifle Range, Florida ..... 

Russell Springs, Kentucky 

Jackson, Kentucky 

Norfolk, Virginia 

Elolse, Florida .. .. 

Lanes Avenue, Florida 

Jackson, Mississippi 


Naples Florida ..; 

Bartow, Florida .. ..... 

Knoxville (8th Avenue), Tennessee ... 

Radford, Virginia 

Parkersburg, West Virginia 

Fitzgerald, Georgia 

St. Louis (Gravois), Missouri 

Goldsboro, North Carolina 

Wallins. Kentucky 

St. Louis (Grand Ave.), Missouri ... 

Columbus (Frebls Avenue), Ohio 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania 

Mobile (Crlchton), Alabama 

Columbus (29th Street). Georgia 

Anniston, Alabama ..... 

North Birmingham, Alabama 

Charleston (King Street), 

West Virginia 

Clearwater, Florida 

Somerset, Pennsylvania 

Logan, West Virginia 

Dallas, Texas 

Tarpon Springs, Florida 

La Follette, Tennessee 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio 

Greer, South Carolina 

Avondale Estates, Georgia 

Greenville (Park Place), 

South Carolina 

Chattanooga (East Ridge), Tennessee 

Couches Fcrk, Kentucky 

Sanford, North Carolina 

Dayton, Tennessee -. 

Brunswick, Georgia 

Grays Knob, Kentucky 

East Belmont, North Carolina 

Willard, Ohio- 

Lake Wales, Florida 

Pinsonfork, Kentucky 

Toledo (Segur), Ohio 

Georgetown, South Carolina 

Garden City, Florida 

Eldorado, Illinois 

York, South Carolina 

Macclenny, Flordia 

Chattanooga (4th Avenue). 


Huntington. West Virginia 

Alma. Georgia 

Seneca, South Carolina 

East Fayetteville. North Carolina 

Home for Children, Tennessee 

East Orlando, Florida 

Ferndale, Michigan 

Paris, Texas 

Memphis (Rosamond Avenue), 


Walhalla (No. 1), South Carolina 

Tallahassee, Florida 

Columbus (Belvidere), Ohio 

Lancaster. Ohio 

Benton, Illinois 

Huntsville, Alabama ... 

Santa Ana. California 

Lawrenceville. Georgia 
Sanford. Ohio 








West Danville, Virginia 160 

Winchester, Kentucky 159 

San Pablo, California 158 

Winter Garden, Florida ...... 158 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 158 

Florence, South Carolina _ 158 

McMinnvllle, Tennessee _ 158 

Greenville, North Carolina 157 

Lawton, Oklahoma 157 

Bristol, Tennessee 157 

Erwin, Tennessee 157 

Marbledale, Tennessee 157 

Demorest, Georgia _ 157 

Port Huron, Michigan 157 

Pensacola, Florida 156 

Thomaston, Georgia 156 

East Burlington, North Carolina 156 

Tifton, Georgia 155 

Calhoun, Georgia 155 

Honea Path, South Carolina 155 

Woodruff, South Carolina 155 

Dyersburg, Tennessee 155 

Auburndale, Florida _ 154 

Springfield, Ohio ... 154 

Pelzer, South Carolina 154 

Cocoa, Florida 153 

Dalton, Georgia 153 

Lindale. Georgia 153 

Marietta, Georgia 153 

Mlddlesboro (Noetown), Kentucky 153 

Soddy, Tennessee 153 

Mooresville, North Carolina 152 

Orangeburg, South Carolina 152 

Bluefleld, Virginia 152 

Okeechobee, Florida .. 151 

Dressen, Kentucky 151 

Louisville (Portland), Kentucky 151 

West Knoxville, Tennessee 151 

Memphis (Mississippi Blvd.), 

TGnncssGc 151 

St. Louis (Northside), Missouri ..!... ..^! 151 

Mobile (Oakdale), Alabama 150 

Summit, Illinois 150 

Catlettsburg, Kentucky 150 

Asheville, North Carolina 150 

Lake City, South Carolina 150 

Fresno H/M, California 149 

Austin, Indiana 149 

Evarts, Kentucky 149 

Louisville (Faith Temple), Kentucky ... 149 

Greenville, Mississippi 149 

Clarksburg, West Virginia 149 

Lebanon, Ohio 148 

LaFrance, South Carolina 148 

Everett, Pennsylvania 146 

Memphis (Park Avenue). Tennessee 146 

Oakley, California 145 

West Hollywood, Florida 145 

Vanceburg, Kentucky 145 

Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina 145 

Hugo. Oklahoma 145 

Houston (No. 2), Texas 145 

Chattanooga (Missionary Ridge), 

Tennessee ... 145 

Battle Creek, Michigan 144 

Parrott, Virginia 144 

Sevierville, Tennessee 143 

Largo, Florida 142 

Lando, South Carolina 141 

Ninety Six, South Carolina 141 

Talledega, Alabama 140 

Marked Tree, Arkansas 140 

Dover, Florida 140 

Blackshear. Georgia 140 

Rockingham, North Carolina 140 

Waycross (Brunei Street), Georgia 139 

Baldwin, Georgia 139 

Mlddletown (Rufus), Ohio 139 

Greenville (Washington Avenue), 

South Carolina 139 

Mt. Dora. Florida ... 138 

Rome (West), Georgia 138 

John Sevier, Tennessee 138 

Dade City, Florida 137 

North St. Petersburg, Florida 137 

Rochelle, Illinois 137 

Hestertown, North Carolina 137 

Gaffney, South Carolina 137 

Chattanooga (Dividing Ridge), 

Tennessee — — — — - 

North Summit, Alabama - 

Kankakee, Illinois — — 

Muskegon, Michigan — - - 

Newport, Kentucky — 

Four Oaks, North Carolina - 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio 

Jackson, Tennessee — 

Elkins, West Virginia — - - — 

Aiken, South Carolina - — 

Conway, South Carolina _ — 

West Miami, Florida 

Mt. Vernon, Illinois - — 

Johnson City, Tennessee 

War, West Virginia — - 

Riviera Beach, Florida — - 

Granite Falls, North Carolina — — 

Canton, North Carolina . — — 

Findlay, Ohio - - 

Ciaysburg, Pennsylvania .„_ 

Blacksburg, South Carolina — 

Warrenville, South Carolina 

Adamsville, Alabama — 

Buhl, Alabama _ 

North Miami, Florida .... 

New Orleans (Spain Street), 

Louisiana . - — 

Greensboro, North Carolina - 

Wadesboro, North Carolina — 

Laurens, South Carolina 

Homerville, Georgia __ — - - 

Greenville (Laurens Rd.), 

South Carolina — — 

Roanoke, Virginia 

Chapmansville, West Virginia 

Trafford, Alabama 

Springfield, North Carolina — 

Hamilton (Kenworth), Ohio 

Christiansburg, Virginia 

Mill Creek, West Virginia — 

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia 

Sylacauga, Alabama — 

Guntersville, Alabama — — - 

Ft. Pierce, Florida 

Manatee, Florida ~ — 

Benton Harbor, Michigan — 

Royal Oak, Michigan ._.. — 

Draper, North Carolina —. 

Cross Mill, North Carolina 

Shelby, North Carolina - 

Iowa Park, Texas _ __. 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas — 

Summerville, Georgia — 

Corbin, Kentucky __ — 

River Rouge, Michigan — 

Mullins, South Carolina — 

Chokoloskee, Florida — 

Hazlrhurst, Georgia _„ 

Statesville, North Carolina 

Lincolnton, North Carolina 

Walhalla (No. 2), South Carolina .... 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina 

Solway, Tennessee 

South Norfolk, Virginia 

Bradshaw, West Virginia 

Weyanoke, West Virginia .... 

Nettleton, Arkansas 

West Winter Haven, Florida 

Bernard, Kentucky .. 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

South Benton Harbor, Michigan 

Rhodell, West Virginia 

Marlinton, West Virginia 

Brenton, West Virginia 

Smithers, West Virginia 

Lake Placid, Florida 

Pompano Beach, Florida 

Sebring, Florida ... 

Cawood, Kentucky ._ ..... 

Stanley, North Carolina ..... 

Landis, North Carolina ..... 

Unicoi, Tennessee ..... 



. 125 

North Carolina 

Alabama .. 


Arkansas _■ 






Total Monthly Attendance for May 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 9,645 

Kannapolis, North Carolina 1,436 

Cleveland (North), Tennessee 1,350 

Ft. Mill, South Carolina ...... ...... ...... 1,000 

Lumberton, North Carolina 989 

Columbus (Frebis Avenue), Ohio 850 

Talladega, Alabama 785 

Mitchell, Indiana 770 

Lake Worth, Florida 551 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 547 


Branch Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 - -- 120 

Branch Sunday Schools reported 

as of May 30, 1960 _ — 957 

New Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 __ 90 

Total Sunday Schools organized 

since June 30, 1959 (Branch 

and New) — — 210 


South Carolina — 

West Virginia — 

Ohio --- — 



Y. P. E. 

Average Weekly Attendance 
May 1960 

299 and Over 

Middletown (Clayton Street), Ohio 290 

Cincinnati (12th and Elm), Ohio __ 283 

Saddle Tree, North Carolina 214 

Greenville (Tremont Avenue), 

South Carolina 209 


Dayton (East Foiirth), Ohio — 175 

Daisy, Tennessee - — --- 173 

Erwin, North Carolina - 170 

Lumberton, North Carolina 169 

Wilmington. North Carolina 169 

Jacksonville, Florida _. 167 

Columbus (29th Street), Georgia 166 

Detroit Tabernacle, Michigan - 165 

Pomona, California 158 

Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 156 

Woodruff, South Carolina _. - 154 

Caraway, Arkansas - — — 152 

South Mt. Zion, Georgia 151 

Crumbley's Chapel, Alabama — — 150 


Goldsboro, North Carolina ~.~ - 134 

Plant City, Florida - — 131 

Sulphur Springs, Florida — 131 

Dayton (Oakridge Drive), Ohio 131 

Wilson, North Carolina — — 130 

Fayetteville, North Carolina _ 129 

Grays Knob, Kentucky — 127 

Cincinnati (Hatmaker), Ohio . — 125 

Williamsburg, Pennsylvania -— — 125 

East Laurinburg, North Carolina _ 124 

Cleveland (Fulton Road), Ohio 124 

Knoxville (Eighth Avenue). Tennessee 122 

North Chattanooga, Tennessee — 121 

Dallas, North Carolina __ 120 

North Cleveland, Tennessee — 120 

Carthage, Tennessee _ - 119 

Garden City, Florida __ — 118 

Rifle Range, Florida 117 

Cleveland (East 55th), Ohio _ 114 

Ft. Worth (Riverside), Texas 113 

Sevierville (Home for Children), 

Tennessee - — 113 

Evarts, Kentucky ._. — Ill 

Eloise, Florida — - 110 

Rome (North), Georgia 110 

Rossville, Georgia — — 110 

Paris, Texas __. — 109 

Georgetown, South Carolina 109 

North Miami, Florida - - 108 

Hamilton (7th and Chestnut), Ohio — 106 

Van Dyke, Michigan — 105 

Muskegon, Michigan - 105 

Bethany, South Carolina 105 

Jasper, Alabama — — 103 

Tampa, Florida - — — — 103 

Houston (No. 2), Texas _ 103 

Chatom, Alabama — - - 102 

Orlando, Florida 102 

Canton (9th and Gibbs), Ohio 102 

East Chattanooga, Tennessee 102 

Fresno H/M, California — . — 100 

Wyandotte, Michigan 100 

Benton Harbor, Michigan 100 


Bluefield, Virginia ~ — — - 99 

Torrance, California — — 98 

Perry, Florida - — 98 

Patetown, North Carolina — . 98 

Pulaski, Virginia - - — — 97 

Dayton, Tennessee — - 97 

Sevierville, Tennessee — — 97 

Winter Garden, Florida — 96 

McMinnville, Tennessee — — — - 96 

Anniston, Alabama 

West Hollywood, Florida — - 

Radford, Virginia — 

Lenoir City, Tennessee 

Birmingham (Pike Avenue), 

Alabama — — — — — 

Washington, North Carolina - 

Princeton, West Virginia __ 

Metter, Georgia — — 

West Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Parkersburg, West Virginia _ — ... 

West Anniston, Alabama . — 

Alva, Florida — 

Benton, Illinois — — — 

Dublin, Virginia _ 

Somerset, Pennsylvania — — 

Conway, South Carolina — 

Poplar, California — — _ — - 

Lawrenceville, Georgia — 

Thorn, Mississippi — — ... 

Estevan, Sask., Canada — — 

Iowa Park, Texas ~ — ... 

West Indianapolis, Indiana 

Columbia, Tennessee 

Sparta, Tennessee __ _ 

North St. Petersburg, Florida 

West Lakeland, Florida 

Pontiac, Michigan ... 

Haston Chapel, Tennessee 

Greer, South Carolina _ 

Anderson (McDuffie Street), 

South Carolina 

Blackwater, Arkansas 

Mt. Dora, Florida _ 

Greenville, Mississippi 

Cincinnati (Eastern), Ohio _ 

Oxford, Ohio .. 

Huntington, West Virginia .. 

Dunlap. Tennessee .. 

Ware Shoals, South Carolina .. 

Naples, Florida .. 

Monroe (Fourth Street), Michigan _ 
St. Louis (Gravois Avenue), Missouri 

Valdese, North Carolina .. 

Lubbock, Texas .. 

North Birmingham, Alabama 

Troutman, North Carolina _. 

Hickory, North Carolina _ 

North Lenoir, North Carolina 

Plainview, Texas .. 

Arcadia, Florida 

South Gastonia, North Carolina 

Glenwood, North Carolina _ 

Borger, Texas 

Crossroads, Alabama 

Zion Ridge, Alabama 

Bartow, Florida ...... 

Nicholls, Florida 

Seneca, South Carolina 

Dover, Florida 

Burlington, North Carolina _ 

Columbus (Frebis), Ohio 

South Lebanon, Ohio 

Graham, Texas _ _ 

Park Avenue, Tennessee ... 

Ontario, California 

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida _. 

Live Oak, Florida . 

Mount Moriah, Ohio 

Justice, West Virginia 

Sylacauga, Alabama _ 

Lake Wales, Florida 

Fitzgerald, Georgia - 

Austin. Indiana . 

East Gary, Indiana — 

Russell Springs, Kentucky _ 

Inman, South Carolina . 

Cardiff, Alabama 

Raleigh, North Carolina 

Abingdon, Virginia — — — . 

Parrott, Virginia 

Jonben, West Virginia — _ 

Calvary, South Carolina 

Lanes Avenue, Florida _... 

Dunnville, Kentucky . 

East Fayetteville, North Carolina — 

Lakedale, North Carolina 

Rock Hill, South Carolina 

Charleston (King Street), 

South Carolina — 




. 75 

. 75 

Spiritual Results Among Our Youth 

May 30, 1960 

Saved ~ — — — 

Sanctified — — — 

Holy Ghost -- - 

Added to Church — 

Since June 30, 1959 

Saved — — — 

Sanctified _ — 

Holy Ghost 

Added to Church — — 

Report of New Y.P.E.'s 
New Y.P.E.'s organized since 
June 30, 1959 . 

. 2,460 

. 1,054 








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as should be said. Our people are 
somewhat complacent about it be- 
cause they are not aware of the 
danger involved. Let me say that 
it does make a difference whether 
our President is Catholic or Protes- 
tant. The Catholic owes his first 
allegiance to the Pope, not to his 
country. We cherish our way of 
freedom which has been gained 
and maintained by much sacrifice, 
and we do not want to relinquish 
it to a union of church and state 

such as the Catholics desire. 

Here is a statement from the 
Syllabus of Pope Pius IX, which 
must be accepted under oath by 
all priests: "The ecclesiastical pow- 
er has a right to exercise its au- 
thority independent of the tolera- 
tion of the civil government. The 
Church has the power of employ- 
ing force and of exercising direct 
and indirect temporal power. It is 
necessary even in the present day 
that the Catholic religion shall be 
held as the only religion of the 
State, to the exclusion of all other 
forms of worship." 

If you want to really know what 
Roman Catholicism stands for, and 
is, read "The Other Side of Rome" 
by John B. Wilder. It was a Path- 
way Book Club selection some time 
last winter, and can be secured 
from the Church of God Publish- 
ing House for $2.50. 


Miss Delores Webb ( 17 1 
1501 S. Washington 
Chanute, Kansas 


Miss Margie Belle Whitman (12) 
Route 1, Box 547 
Land O'Lakes, Florida 

(Continued on page 18) 

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Campaigning With "Ease" 

The 15th National Sunday 
School Convention convenes in St. 
Louis, Missouri, October 12-14, 


J\ political campaigning, you 
&L-J have probably been im- 
pressed with the tremendous effort 
being expended for the party cause. 
Apparently no sacrifice of blood, 
sweat and tears is considered too 
great in the promotion of the plat- 
form. Perhaps only those on the 
inside of such an operation ac- 
tually know and appreciate the 
great amount of money, time and 
energy it takes. In fact, it may seem 
that it is a paradox to speak of 
"Campaigning With Ease." But the 
truth of the matter is that when it 
is done properly and in an or- 
ganized manner, it is easier! 

Consider, for example, the fol- 
lowing planks in the promotional 
platform as guides to campaigning 
with E's for Sunday School. 


Inspiration is caught rather than 
taught. Before we can expect to 
convince others that Sunday School 
is the most worthwhile hour in the 
week, we must be sold on the idea 
ourselves. Ask yourself where you 
can invest your life and reach 
more people for Jesus Christ per 
capita, per dollar, and per hour 
than through the Sunday School. 
The first requisite for campaign- 
ing for Christ through the Sunday 
School is enthusiasm. And the best 
way to produce this vitality is to 
talk, think, pray and live Sunday 
School yourself. The first thing you 









WEEK-— SEPT. 25-OCT. 2 

know, your fellow workers will 
catch your spirit, and the whole 
staff will become alive because you 
generated a spark! 


But this is not a one-man cam- 
paign . . . that is, for long. It may 
have to begin with you, but you 
cannot do it alone. So select the 
most likely person around you and 
begin to cultivate him. Expose him 
to the glow that radiates from your 
own conviction that Sunday School 
is the "biggest job in the world," 
and soon you will become a com- 
mittee of two. Then, allow the 
principle of multiplication to take 
over until you have a staff of en- 
thusiastic co-laborers. This beats 
the old method of tricking, bribing, 
shaming or demanding and pro- 
duces better campaigners (and is 
easier, too). Could it be that you 
have not because you ask not? But 

do not attempt to skip the first 
step and immediately try to enlist 
helpers without first inspiring 


Zeal must be accompanied by 
knowledge. After you have suc- 
ceeded in sharing your enthusiasm 
for Sunday School endeavor, you 
may find that you need to train 
and educate workers for the vari- 
ous tasks involved in this great en- 
terprise. In the area of promotion, 
most of us are sadly lacking in 
general know-how and specific 
techniques. The fields of public re- 
lations, promotion and advertising 
require training to be done effec- 
tively. But the methods are almost 
unlimited: telephone, sound trucks, 
pins, flyers, posters, stickers, hats, 
armbands, etc. Be sure to investi- 

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Rick searched frantically among the undergrowth before 
he saw the bulky frame of the boat sticking out a few 
feet ahead. 

By Duby Boyd 


/^X never felt so rebellious in 
f X all the seventeen years of 
his uneventful life. Of all the nights 
of the season to have to watch the 
fish nets, his would have to be to- 
night. It would not be so bad if he 
had not put the fellows off for the 
second time. They would never ask 
him to go on another camping trip 
as long as he lived. It was bad 
enough to have lived in a mission 
home all your life, but to have al- 
ways countless duties that kept you 
from being a part of the gang was 
almost too much in Rick's reason- 

He could still hear Brother Wes- 
ley as he had replied to his fer- 
vent request for another boy to 
take his duty. "I'm sorry, Rick, but 
surely you understand the impor- 
tance of having someone with the 
nets tonight; the reds are running 
better than in four years. I can't 
think of any other boy to take your 
place. No, Rick, I'm afraid I can't 
help you." Rick had stalked indig- 
nantly from the dining room. 
There was nothing left to do but 
find the gang and tell them. 

That had not been easy. Rick 
could note the disgust in Ted's 
voice as he said, "Aw, look here, 
Shaginoff, we were counting on 
you for the camping equipment; 
surely you can get off this once." 
They never would understand, 
thought Rick; they had never had 
to catch fish in the summer in 
order to have food for the long 
winter months. They didn't know 
what it was like to live in a 
"home" with only one-half of a 
small room to call your own and 
to share everything with thirty- 
two other boys. They didn't know 
how badly he wanted to go on 
that trip and there was no use 
trying to explain. "I'm sorry, fel- 
lows, but I just can't make it this 

It was nearing seven o'clock 
when Rick left the kitchen with a 
small lunch and a not-so-small 
lump in his throat. He was half- 
way down the path when he heard 
footsteps behind him and turned 
to find a small grimy-faced boy 
following close behind him. 

"And just where do you think 
you're going?" asked Ricky grump- 

"Brother Wesley said I could go 
with you to watch the nets," the 
boy replied. "I won't get in the 
way and I can help you. I went 
with John last week and I know 

"Look, Denny Jim, I don't need 
any help. Now you just turn right 
around and march back up that 
hill before I make you." 

"Please, Rick, let me go with you. 
I want to help you." 

"Aw, all right if you must go, 
but I'm warning you, you get in 
my way just one time and I'll take 
you home myself." 

The fishing site 

was located one mile from the 
home on Goose Bay. During the 
month of August, the big red salm- 
on swarmed up the bay to their 
spawning grounds by the thou- 
sands. A big net had been stretched 
across part of the bay and it had 
to be watched day and night. Dur- 
ing the summer months in Alaska, 
the sun shone all night and fish- 
ing was indeed a sport to those 
who sought sport; but to Rick, 
nothing had seemed less like sport 
in all his life. 

A small tent had been pitched 
near the net on the beach and a 
boat was pulled onto the sand near 
it. The top of the net could be 
seen as it rocked gently on the 
waves of the bay. The sun was 
still three hours high and it seemed 
to Rick it would never set. 

Rick took tbe lunch from his 
jacket pocket and laid it on a flat 
stone near the tent and flung him- 
self on the ground. Little Denny 
Jim ran to examine the boat as if 
he had never seen it before in all 
his life. He walked near the net and 
stood looking ai it as if any mo- 
ment it would get up and walk 
away supported by a salmon large 
as a whale. Rick looked on very 
disgustedly and then closed his 

The fellows would just about be 
to Little Susitna by this time. He 
thought of the fun they'd have. 
They would probably pitch camp 

and then hike up to Ice Lake. Rick 
remembered that he had never 
seen anything so beautiful in all 
his life as the glistening lake of 
solid ice surrounded by the green 
of the summer grass and the bril- 
liant red of the fireweed. For some 
reason the ice never melted from 
the lake all year round; while the 
rest of the landscape wore the hues 
of summer, it remained blue and 
sparkling like the mirage of a des- 
ert wayfarer. Tomorrow the fellows 
would probably go up the moun- 
tain and ski in the snow and get 
a tan from the glare of the sun 
on ice. Rick was keenly feeling the 
pains of self pity when he was 
summoned back to reality by the 
nudging of Denny Jim at his elbow. 

"Wuz you sleepin', Rick?" 

"Naw, I was just thinkin'. Why 
don't you go back home, kid? It's 
going to get cold after a bit and 
I don't want you howlin'. I got 
work to do and I can't be bothered 
with a kid hangin' around." 

If Rick noticed the hurt look in 
little Denny Jim's eyes, he didn't 
show it. The little fellow almost 
cried as he said. "I just wanted to 
help you Rick. I don't mind the 
cold and I can help you pull in 
the fish. Please let me stay. You 
can go to sleep if you want to and 
I'll watch the nets. I'm not a bit 
sleepy and I'll call you if there's 
a big run." 

Rick shrugged and turned away, 
"O.K., kid, you're askin' for it." 

ing caused them both to turn to- 
ward the nets. They were moving 
from side to side. Rick ran for the 
boat and by the time he got there 
little Denny Jim was helping him 
to push it out. When they got to the 
net, Rick began to feel along the 
top until he reached the place 
where the fish was caught and 
floundering. Sure enough, it was a 
big one. Denny Jim held the boat 
steady as Rick pulled the fish from 
the net. There were gashes on his 
sides where he had tried to free 
himself. Rick threw him to the bot- 
tom of the boat and took the oars. 

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of National Sunday School Week, 
September 25-October 2. 

JS THERE ANY WAY by which 
one may be sure that his Sun- 
day School will grow? Is there 
any way in which he may be sure 
that the school will be on a solid 
footing? I mention these eight 
foundation stones of a good Sun- 
day School. These are not the only 
foundation stones, of course, but 
they are eight important ones. 

A Good Sunday School Will Be a 
Church-related School 

This is easy to say, but the idea 
was not always as readily accepted 
as it is today. You recall that Rob- 
ert Raikes started the first Sunday 
School in Gloucester, England, to 
ameliorate the unhappy state of 
children who worked in factories 
through the week. When he heard 
them running the streets and using 
foul language on Sunday, he sought 
to do something for them. So for 
these children, he started a Sunday 
School which ran Sunday morning 
and afternoon. The curriculum was 
adapted to the need. It included 
reading and writing and also some 
Bible. Raikes was a journalist and 
used his facilities to publicize his 
work. From here the idea took fire 
and spread through England and 
the colonies. 

You will note that the Sunday 
School started outside the church. 




For years it was not welcome in 
the church. When it finally got in- 
side the churches, it frequently 
was a law unto itself. In Norwick 
Town, Connecticut, a Miss Lathrop 
gathered children in the gallery of 
her church after the morning serv- 
ice. The aged pastor drove her out, 
shouting abuse at her for dese- 
crating the house of God on the 
Lord's day. Next Sunday he found 
them seated outside on the church 
steps. "You imps of Satan," he 
shouted, "you are always doing the 
devil's work." 

In New England Lyman Beecher 
shocked his people by getting them 
to support the Sunday School. He 
called on his most influential, 
prominent members to send their 
children to Sunday School. Up until 
this time the Sunday School move- 
ment even in New England had 
been directed primarily to the un- 
derprivileged children of the com- 
munity. But Lyman Beecher was a 
strong enough man to carry his 
point, and from then on children of 
the more well-to-do families were 
permitted to attend his Sunday 

This was in 1835. 

Today we believe that the Sun- 
day School ought to be under 
church control. All of the officers 
and teachers should be elected or 
appointed, directly or indirectly, by 

the local church. This can be done, 
of course, by a responsible body, 
such as the board of education. 
The board, then, is responsible to 
the local church and makes reg- 
ular reports of progress and ac- 
tivity to the local church. 

This will mean, too, that the 
church will receive the monies re- 
ceived by the Sunday School, and 
the church in turn will pay all of 
the bills, and will seek to provide 
the best sort of equipment and 
materials for the school. 

If some of the people are slow 
to acknowledge the validity of such 
a plan, they may be reminded that 
it is just a good business proposi- 
tion. If 75 per cent of the mem- 
bership of a local church comes 
through the door of the Sunday 
School, and 80 per cent of the 
church workers, and 90 per cent of 
the ministers and missionaries 
come to the church through the 
door of the Sunday School, then 
any church can well afford to sub- 
sidize the Sunday School. The hope 
of its future lies in the Sunday 
School. As the Sunday School pros- 
pers, the local church prospers. 

The Good Sunday School Will Be 
Distinctly a Bible School 

I believe in Bibles brought, Bibles 
taught, Bibles studied, and Bibles 
used. There is no book like the 

Bible. It has been loved as no other 
book, hated as no other book, stud- 
ied as no other book, and thank 
God, victorious as no other book. 

Some of the other agencies will, 
of course, teach subject matter re- 
lated to the better understanding of 
the Bible and related subjects, but 
the morning hour will be primarily 
for the teaching of the Word of 

A. T. Pierson well wrote, "While 
many books inform, and some few 
reform, only this one Book will 

The Good Sunday School Will Be a 
Graded School 

The good Sunday School will be 
graded in all departments — in- 
cluding the adult groups. We ac- 
cept this in principle today, if not 
in practice. C. P. Hargiss used to 
do Sunday School promotional 
work in Kentucky. He had been 
brought up in Mississippi. He says 
that the Sunday School in which 
he was first a member had only 
two classes — infant and adult. The 
infant class was from birth to 21. 
He said, "Every Sunday I used to 
get up in my number 11 shoes 
with the rest in my class and sing, 
'Little Feet, Be Careful Where You 

Today we acknowledge the dif- 
ferences between those of different 
ages — almost everywhere except in 
church. We acknowledge the dif- 
ference between first graders, sec- 
ond graders, and third graders on 
week days; then sometimes (be- 
cause there aren't very many) we 
group them together on Sundays. 
Farmers who raise lots of chick- 
ens keep the little chicks right out 
of the incubators from those a few 
weeks old and the old hens. We 
ought to be as smart on Sundays 
with our boys and girls — and their 
daddies and mothers — as the farm- 
ers are all through the week with 
their poultry. 

I will come back to this matter 

A Good Sunday School Will Be a 
Growing: School 

In recent years there has been a 
lot of loose talk on the general 
vein that we are interested in 
•quality and not quantity. Actually, 
we ought to have both, and we can 
have both. Dr. Elmer Palmer is pas- 

tor of the Judson Baptist Church 
of Oak Park, Illinois. He made his 
school's motto, "A bigger school and 
a better school for 1956." This is on 
the right line. 

Now the strange thing is that 
many a church is satisfied just to 
endure the Sunday School, year in 
and year out, little realizing that a 
thriving Sunday School will vitalize 
the entire church program. 

The growing school stimulates 
all of the workers to new activity 
for Christ. General MacArthur nev- 
er helped to win anybody's war just 
being satisfied to hold his own; yet 
many Sunday Schools appear well 
pleased if they just keep up with 
last week's and last year's record. 
We must do more than this. We 
can do more than this. As long as 
there are lost people in your com- 
munity and mine, we dare not rest 
on our past efforts, or even dare 
be satisfied just to "hold our own." 
I remind you that you can have a 
big Sunday School anywhere there 
are people, any time you want one. 
My job is to make people's want- 
to-ers to function. My job is to 
seek to create a holy — but optimis- 
tic — dissatisfaction. Vance Havner 
says, "Comfort the afflicted and 
afflict the comforted." 

When those who claim to believe 
the gospel are not active in the 
work of seeking systematically to 
reach lost people for Christ, it is 
no wonder that lost people feel the 
way that I did about the truths of 
the gospel — that they are just so 
much "church talk." 

If you will discover your respon- 
sibilities in your neighborhood, 
multiply classes and departments, 
enlist and train new workers and 
step up the training program for 
present workers, provide place and 
space for those whom you wish to 
reach, and then step up the pro- 
gram of visitation and publicity, 
you can build a larger Sunday 
School, which with such a program 
will, at the same time, produce a 
better Sunday School. 

A Good Sunday School Will Be a 
Well-staffed School 

A well-staffed school requires 
training of present and future 
workers. Some use the term "teach- 
er training program," but this term 
is not broad enough. The officers 

need to have a philosophy and vi- 
sion of Sunday School work just as 
much as the teachers. The officers 
need to know about the proper ad- 
ministration of the school. For one 
thing, the teachers, of the lower 
age group especially, must be their 
own truant officers. I do not like 
the term, but it emphasizes a phase 
of a teacher's work which is fre- 
quently overlooked. 

The teacher needs to multiply 
out-of-class contacts with the 
members of his class. He needs 
to visit those whom he would reach 
who have never yet started to at- 
tend, and he needs to visit those 
who are sick or under some par- 
ticular stress or strain. This gets 
him into the administration side. 

And the officers need to be spe- 
cialists with their particular age 
group. The superintendent may be- 
come the supervisor if he knows 
what good teaching is and how to 
coach his teachers so that they be- 
come better teachers. 

All of this at least suggests the 
importance of planning the work 
with such care that will guarantee 
the growth of all the workers. 
Somebody asked, "How do you get 
rid of poor teachers?" The answer 
was, "Make good ones out of 
them." Now, of course, it is much 
easier to give the answer than to 
do the work involved in the an- 
swer; yet the fact ought to be ap- 
parent to all of us that many, 
many Sunday School workers could 
become much better and more ef- 
ficient workers if they were given 
proper guidance and encourage- 

Someone commented one day 
that teachers are born and not 
made, and someone else added, 
"Well, if it is true that teachers 
are born and not made, it is also 
true that they are not born made." 

A good school will be a well- 
staffed school because provision is 
made for the discovery, enlistment 
and development of workers into 
the best workers they can become. 

A Good Sunday School Must Be a 
Soul-winning' School 

Sunday School must be an evan- 
gelistic school. As one man put it, 
"We are not interested merely in 
making fishing tackle, but in 
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By LeRoy C. Brown 

n FAMOUS PHYSICIAN told Dean Farrar about 
/ / a rich man who was dying. For no apparent 

i S\l reason, this man kept opening and closing 

his right hand. Finally the man's son explained: 
"Father always handled money before going to sleep." 
Then the boy put a large amount of money into the 
man's hand. And he clutched it as he died. Grasping 
money had become such a strong habit, he could not 
resist it even during his last few moments on earth. 

Often the correct answer to this question, "How 
much money must a man have to be satisfied?" is, 
"Only a little more." People who once felt that they 
would be satisfied with hundreds or thousands are 
now feverishly seeking hundreds of thousands or a 
million. And perhaps strangely, millionaires yearn for 

A collector at Bombay had a Chinese god marked 
"heathen idol," and a gold coin marked "Christian 

A sincere Christian, however, does not idolize money. 
Either a layman or a pastor who has completely 
dedicated himself to God finds values in His ser- 
vice which far surpass any temporal rewards. When 
a native pastor in China, for instance, was offered 
ten times the amount he received from his Missions 
Board if he would work for a large business organi- 
zation, he said, "Matthew left the customs to follow 
Jesus. Do you think I'm going to leave Jesus to follow 
the customs?" 

The old saying that "every man has his price" 
simply is not true. Judas did betray Jesus for thirty 
pieces of silver and many people today are betraying 
Him for even less than that. But there are also many 
more devoted Christians who would not reject Him for 
anything in the world. 

Yet money is often a temptation. God said, "Where 
your treasure is, there will your heart be also" (Mat- 
thew 6:21). 

The heart soon causes a person to indicate his likes 
and dislikes and to reveal the values he holds in life. 
For instance, a Christian visitor once asked a wealthy 
man to listen to some beautiful passages of Scrip- 
ture. "I can't now," said the man. "I must listen to 
the stock market reports over the radio. It's time 
right now!" Nothing could have drawn him away 

from the market quotations. He was far more in- 
terested in the price of steel than in God's Word. 

PEOPLE LIKE TO think and talk about 
their treasures. The person who concentrates con- 
stantly upon accumulating wealth plans and schemes 
to get more and more. One who lives for social dis- 
tinction spends much time (often to the exclusion of 
devotional privileges) planning wardrobes and dream- 
ing about being the center of attraction. 

People try earnestly to accomplish or to realize the 
values which they consider to be very important. What 
are the important values in life? We could make two 
general divisions, temporal and spiritual values, or 
that which lasts for a short time and that which 
endures forever. Of course, temporal values such as 
food, clothing, and shelter are worthwhile. We need 
them. But it seems that no wise person would say 
that bread for the body is more valuable than the 
Bread of Life. 

The steel that the rich man idolized is a solid sub- 
stance although it will rust, decay, and be dust before 
eternity has scarcely begun. Surely the person who 
collects surplus dollars which will soon be left behind 
is somewhat like a child who wanted to save snow- 
balls for a Fourth of July picnic! 

Certainly God wants His people to be "diligent" in 
business. Yet when that business, or the tangible re- 
wards of it, become bigger than God in the mind of 
a person, that person is in danger of becoming spirit- 
ually delinquent. 

Wise is the person who has more in the banks of 
heaven than in the banks on earth. There are no 
pockets in a shroud, and a bank book does not contain 
the promise of eternal life. That can be found only 
in God's Book. And surely, when the rewards of hea- 
ven are seriously considered, all temporal values, in 
comparison, are cheap indeed. 

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, 
where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves 
break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves 
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth 
corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor 
steal" (Matthew 6:19, 20). 

Which is more important — to leave a treasure on 
earth or to know that one will be waiting for us 
when we leave? 


By Pauline V. McConnell 

s\ F YOU HAVE ever been a new girl in a new 

(/ school in a new town, then you have some idea 
^_Jr how my friend, Terry, felt. She was telling me 
about it today. 

"There I was standing in a corner of the room pre- 
tending to be invisible. I had hidden away, trying to 
recover from a terrifying ghastly experience. You 
don't know how it was, being introduced, I mean. 
I was trying to recover my composure from a per- 
fectly horrible moment when this girl, the most 
sought-after girl in the whole school — in the whole 
town for that matter — came along. She pointed at 
the sea of faces in front of me and identified each. 
I was sure I would never remember which was which. 

"Debby was not only a very pretty girl, but she was 
also friendly. When she smiled, everyone smiled along 
with her. Honestly, that girl has more poise and 
self-assurance. But the introductions, they went some- 
thing like this: 

" 'Terry, dear, I want you to meet Danny Frazier; 
he's our English Lit' wizard . . . 

" 'Oh, Terry, here you are, you must meet David. 
He's the best skier around these parts. 

" 'Alice, you must come and meet Terry; she's new 
here . . .' 

"Debby did all the right things. She told me just 
enough about each student she introduced to make it 
easy to start a conversation. But did I ever feel like a 
goon. I was so self-conscious and I felt that everyone 
had his eyes on me. I could just imagine all of them 
saying, 'Who is she anyway? Where did she come 
from? Is she any fun? Will she fit in with us as a 
group?' Well, last night I felt like anything but one of 
them. They all seemed so closely knit. I felt as if I 
did not have one thing in common with any of them. 

"A couple went to the kitchen to get some ginger 
ale. I was convinced from the laughter out there that 
they were having some fun at my expense. While I 
was sitting there in the corner feeling sorry for my- 
self and wishing I was home, Debby, the popular girl, 
went to the piano. She sat down and in a very sweet, 
clear voice, she sang, 'When you come to the end of 

a perfect day.' She followed that with 'Annie Laurie,' 
and before I knew it, I was humming softly to myself. 
Some of the girls, secure in their surroundings, sang 
loudly, teasing several of the boys as they did so. 
"Then Debby stopped playing. She looked straight at 
me and said, 'Terry, Professor Bradley says that you 
play classical music just beautifully. He also told us 
that you have composed and written two of your own 
concertos. Won't you play something for us now?' 

WELL, FOR A MOMENT I practically died 
right in that room. Then one of the boys called 
out, 'Oh, come on, Terry; we are waiting. I must con- 
fess that that is the real reason I came here 
tonight. Professor Bradley said you might be modest 
about your music and he thought it would be a good 
idea for me to see your technique!' All at once I knew 
they wanted me to be one of them. Previously they 
had made it clear that they wanted me, but I had 
ignored them. It would not have hurt me to smile 
and respond in some manner. It would not have hurt 
me to smile at their quips and earn a chance to be 
included in this fine group. I went right over to the 
piano, sat down, and played. One of the boys brought 
over some classical pieces and I launched into the 
compositions I knew so well. And then I played two 
of my own compositions. 

"At the end of my first rendition, I knew they 
liked me and wanted me. And at the end of the 
third encore, their applause was deafening. I had 
found a way to earn the privilege of being one of 
them. It came over me like a flash: one has to make 
an effort to surmount any obstacle. A girl has to give 
something of herself to break the ice. 

"Entering any group, old or new, is merely a sort 
of exchange — swapping identities. I learned last night 
that both sides have to give a little and take a little. 
Living in this town is going to be just wonderful. I'll 
never feel out of place here again." 

I listened as my friend told her story and as I got 
up to leave, I said, "I'll be returning to New York City 
tonight. I'm sure no one will have to worry about 
you from now on, dear. Just as long as you remember 
that old adage, 'I am part of all the people I know, 
and a part of me belongs to those I meet; but most 
important of all, in the end, I belong to God,' you 
will get along all right, Terry." And I am sure she 

' «*% *Ti 

Look in the Right Direction 

By Chester Shuler 

". . . look up, and lift up your 
heads . . ." Luke 21:28. 


/ All of us are frequently 
0*» looking for something or 
someone. The object of our search 
may be business success, increased 
pay, better , living conditions, or 
something that is lost. Whatever 
the object of our search, we must 
look in the right direction before 
we shall succeed. 

"One hot day while walking 
through a strip of Florida wood- 
land," related a tourist, "I was 
terrified to hear the dreaded warn- 
ing 'whir-r-r' of a diamondback 
rattler. I was afraid to move, 
afraid to stand still. The sound 

seemed to come from all directions 
at once. I strained my eyes to 
catch sight of the reptile, but in 
vain. Each instant I expected to 
feel the sting of poisoned fangs 
and drop dead. In my terror, I 
called out for help. Fortunately a 
companion hastened toward me. 
With keener vision, he quickly lo- 
cated the snake, and after drawing 
me to safety, he dispatched it. I 
am quite sure," the tourist added 
earnestly, "that I had looked in 
every direction — except the right 
one. And that failure could have 
cost my life." 

People and snakes share a mu- 
tual hatred — just as God declared 
would be the case after the serpent 
(Satan) had tempted Eve in the 
Garden (Genesis 3:14, 15). Ap- 
propriately, Satan is often referred 
to as a serpent. There is similarity 
of action. A Christian must watch 
for the tempter lurking along his 

Naturalists say that a rattle- 
snake is never quite so dangerous 
as when he fails to sound the usual 
warning. This is true of Satan also, 
when he poses as an "angel of 
light" (2 Corinthians 11:14). He 
can seem harmless, pleasant, at- 
tractive. His wiles, schemes, and 
pitfalls are poisoned fangs so clev- 
erly camouflaged as to seem al- 
luring. He strikes when we least 
expect it — always at our weakest 
point. It is so important to keep 
always on the alert, looking in the 
right direction. 

Snakes live on or in the earth, 
and that is the place to look if we 
would avoid them. Satan, as "prince 
of the power of the air" (Ephesians 
2:2) is invisible and only the re- 
sults of his activities are discernible 
to the natural eye. His presence 
can be "felt," however, and we need 
the power of the Lord Jesus, Sa- 
tan's only conqueror, if we are to 
avoid temptation and the pitfalls 
set to ensnare us. 

HOW SHALL we know 
the right direction in which to 

Looking back may be pleasant, 
but it can be dangerous. Reviewing 
past sins and mistakes is depres- 
sing. If we have repented of them 
and are forgiven, we should forget 
them also. 

Looking ahead has advantages; 
but if we look forward with ap- 
prehension, it is unwise. We shall 
do much better to look upward to 
Jesus, and rest in the assurance 
that He will surely guide us over or 
around the danger spots when they 
are reached. 

Looking around us may be good 
at times, but if, like Peter, when 
walking on the sea, we see fright- 
ening "waves and storms" which 
bring despondency, discourage- 
ment, and despair, this too is a 
poor direction in which to look. 

Looking inward can bring little 
joy or peace, because we have 
nothing within ourselves which can 

Looking upward — to Jesus — is the 
only safe and right direction. Je- 
sus Himself set the example. At the 
grave of Lazarus He "lifted up his 
eyes" before performing a great 
miracle. Just before making His 
prayer in Gethsemane for His dis- 
ciples — and for us — He "lifted up 
his eyes unto heaven." Stephen the 
martyr, about to die from stoning, 
"looked up stedfastly into heaven, 
and saw the glory of God . . ." 
(John 11:41; 17:1; Acts 7:55). In 
His discourse concerning dire 
things to come upon the earth at 
a future time, Jesus said that 
when such things "begin to come 
to pass, then look up, and lift up 
your heads; for your redemption 
draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28). 

Let us, then, form the habit of 
looking up — when discouraged, 
tempted, terrified, tried, sick, 
weary, or dying. It is the one safe 
direction to look for wisdom and 
for help. To look at the lovely star- 
studded sky is soothing; but to look 
beyond and with the eye of faith 
see Jesus, our Saviour, Lord, Pro- 
tector, Friend, Guide — that is com- 
forting and it is wise. 



By Mary Grace Comans 

JN JAPAN'S ninety-two mil- 
lion people with less than one 
percent professing Christian- 
ity, there is a sea of eager youth 
who need to become illuminated 
with the gospel of Christ. They 
need to be convicted by the Word 
and the Holy Ghost and made 
alive unto God our heavenly Fa- 
ther through Christ Jesus who 
loved them so much He gave His 
life's blood for their redemption. 

These priceless jewels are a tre- 
mendous challenge to the recipi- 
ents of the grace of God. Can we 
be idle, complacent, or indifferent? 
Can we use any of our energy 
carelessly or our resources for the 
unnecessary with such a harvest 
before us? 

May we consider what it means 
to us to know that Jesus is the 
Way, the Truth, the Life, the Lily 
of the Valley, the Bright and 
Morning Star, the Redeemer to all 
who believe, the Resurrected One, 
the Ascended One and the soon- 
coming Bridegroom for a glorious 
Church not having spot or wrinkle. 

Could our failure to obey, a 
virture more valuable than sacri- 
fice, make a spot on our garment? 
Could our lack of sacrifice cause 
our garment to wrinkle? Let us 
humbly and earnestly pray, "Lord, 
what will you have me to do to 
further the gospel of the kingdom 
to this extremely needy field?" 

The past few months I have en- 
joyed the fellowship and kindness 
of many Japanese young people in 
the Tokyo area. They are repre- 
sentative of a multitude who are 
amazingly interested in the English 
language. They have great respect 
for education and are very studi- 
ous, but education has not filled 
the emptiness of their hearts. The 
Shinto and Buddhist religions of 
the past centuries have not met 
their spiritual needs; and present- 
ly, anxiety, fear and doubt are ex- 
tremely prevalent. 

This anxious generation needs 
an introduction to the Good Shep- 
(Continued on page 20) 

Miss Wakui is also an excellent language 



f\ T WAS Henry Ford II, who 

(/said: "Nobody can really 
s_>^ guarantee the future. The 
best we can do is size up the 
chances, calculate the risks in- 
volved, estimate our ability to deal 
with them and then make our plans 
with confidence." 

And we might add to this won- 
derful bit of advice, "We CAN 
count the sunny days in our life." 

Someone has said that if we 
count the sunny and the cloudy 
days of the whole year, we shall 
find that sunshine predominates. 

This is also true of our daily 
living. Emergencies are sure to 
come. "Prepare in trifles," wisely 
'counsels Dr. Babcock, "so that you 
are ready for the crises." He goes 
on to say that if your oatmeal 
burns at breakfast, take it calmly; 
then when your house is in flames, 
you can meet that with calmness 
and composure, too. 

We cannot get ready for an 
emergency in a moment. What we 
do with the "sunny days" of our 
lives determines what we do with 
those that are "cloudy." 

In her inspiring poem written 
many years ago, Ella Wheeler Wil- 
cox expressed an enduring and age- 
less axiom: 

One ship drives east, and another 

With the selfsame winds that blow, 
'Tis the set of the sail, and not 

the gale 
Which tells them the way to go. 
Like the winds of the sea are the 

loaves of fate, 
As we journey along through life, 
'Tis the set of the soul that marks 

the goal 
And not the calm or the strife." 

The determination of 
the soul is the key to achievement! 

By Katherine Bevis 

The lives of great men of history, 
without exception, show a struggle 
of forces which, like the winds of 
the sea, tried to deter them from 
their goal. But they "held their 
course." When the wind and sea 
subsided, the morning sun found 
them still on their course, headed 
for the goal for which their sails 
had been set. 

This determination helps us to 
discover the ability by which we 
can meet life as it really is, meet 
life on the cloudy days as well 
as on the sunny days. 

If we are not prepared for the 
cloudy days in our lives, we are 
like certain hunters who belonged 
to a hunting club. This hunting 
club had a prepared course over 
which these members were accus- 
tomed to ride easily. There were 
barways and ditches nicely ar- 
ranged for the average rider to 
follow the hounds as they were 
led by the scent of a dead fox 
carefully dragged over the conven- 
tional fairway. 

One day, however, a live fox un- 
expectedly crossed the trail. The 
hounds bounded after the fox in 
full cry. Rumor has it that a good 
many of the established boasted 
reputations came to grief where 
the real fences and benches had to 
be jumped. 

There are many people who try 
to deal with life in a similar way. 
They have their lives charted out 
according to the sunny days. Then 
when an occasional cloudy day ar- 
rives, when they are called upon 
unexpectedly to face the reality of 
"this cloud," they suddenly realize 
they are unprepared. 

But when the set of the sails 
keep their proper course, the sunny 
day is even brighter than any that 
have gone before. 

THREE MEN spent the 

night on Mount Rigi in order to 
see the sunrise the next morning, 
for it was reputed to be the grand- 
est sight on earth. The men were 
awakened very early by the Alpine 
horn and were soon up and out of 
the hotel with the other guests on 
the summit of the Rigi. It was 
cold and bleak, and they were 
shivering and sleepy. It seemed 
they were doomed to disappoint- 
ments, for soon a heavy cloud 
gathered on Mount Pilatus across 
Lake Lucerne and swiftly swept 
toward them. 

The sun rose with feeble light, 
flared, flickered, and disappeared. 

They were compelled to go back 
to the hotel. Sitting in their hotel 
room, they watched the storm from 
their window. It glowered menac- 
ingly above the mountain peaks, 
but by and by a faint streak of 
light appeared on the snowy peak 
of Finster-Aahorn through a break 
in the clouds like a taper that 
crept down the mountain sides 
as though lighting the candles of 
the day. 

Soon the Eiger and Wetterhorn 
shimmered in golden beauty, and 
in all its majesty and glory the 
Jungfrau blazed up to greet the 

Then the sunlight danced from 
peak to peak along the whole 
Bernese Oberland. Rushing to the 
mountains, the men were soon lost 
in the wonder of the sunrise on 
Mount Rigi, all the more glorious 
because of the black storm that 
had preceded it. 

Remember, if you count the sun- 
ny days and the cloudy days of 
the entire year, you will find the 
sunny days predominate. 

Accept this challenge today! 

Check the days off and watch the 
sun break through all the storms! 





Q UAN PEREZ had finally com- 
^^pleted his contest essay, and 
(y had handed it in to his Eng- 
lish teacher, Miss Swindoll. He knew 
he had no chance of winning the 
prize, but the essay would also be 
graded as an assignment, so he 
had to write it. And it had not been 
hard to write about animals, for he 
did love them very much. 

But now, as he hurried along the 
deserted hallway on his way out of 
school, he puzzled over the strange 
ways of his fellow humans. Why do 
they not like us Mexicans? he won- 
dered. Maybe it is because many 
of us are poor, he decided. Quien 
sabe? Yes, who knows? 

Juan shrugged away the thought. 

As he turned a corner, he saw a 
small, oblong box lying on the floor 
near the drinking fountain. He 
hurried forward to pick it up. In- 
side the box were a beautiful ball- 
point pen and an Eversharp pen- 
cil. Juan's dark eyes brightened as 
he admired his find. 

His first impulse was to go to the 
■principal's office to turn in the set 
but, remembering the chores that 
awaited him at home, he decided 
against it. There would be time 
enough for that in the morning. 
His father would be displeased if 
he did not get at least one row of 
cabbages hoed before darkness fell. 

Hurrying homeward, Juan 

thought about the pen and pencil 
set nestling in a pocket of his 
faded jeans. He had often admired 
such sets in the drugstore, but 
could not afford one. 

And now he had one right in 
his pocket! 

But it does not belong to me, he 
reminded himself. Or does it? What 
is it the others sometimes say? 
"Finders, keepers; losers, weepers." 
Yes, that is how they say. But is 
it right? Somebody is probably 
feeling very sad over having lost 
the set. It might even be one of my 
good friends. 

decided about what to do as he 
hoed the cabbages that evening. He 
knew he ought to turn the set in 
next morning, but he also wanted 
very much to keep it. He thought 
of telling his parents and sister 
about it. But they would say he 
must not keep it, that it pays to 
be honest. 

Finally, just before bedtime, Juan 
decided to tell only his sister Con- 
chita about it. But first he would 
swear her to secrecy. 

Calling her aside, he said: "Lit- 
tle sister, I have a secret I would 
share with you. But first you -must 
promise not to tell anyone about 
it. Will you do this?" 

Conchita nodded gravely, and 
her long black tresses fell over her 
lovely face. 

"You must say it, sister," Juan 
insisted. "Vow that you will keep 
my secret." 

Conchita promised, and Juan 
quickly told her of finding the pen 
and pencil. He also admitted he 
was tempted to keep it for him- 

"But this you cannot do, Juan," 
Conchita protested. "It is not yours 
to keep." 

"Did I not find it?" argued Juan. 
"It is not as if I stole it, you 

Tears glistened in Conchita's vel- 
vety brown eyes. 

"But if you keep it, my brother 
will be a thief. You must not do 
this terrible sin, Juan." 

Juan knew she was right, and 
the knowledge made him feel an 
angry guilt. "Do not speak like 
that," he said. "You are young and 
do not understand these things. I 

found the set, and it is mine if I 
choose to keep it." 

"Young?" flared Conchita. "I am 
but two years younger than you." 
Her voice broke, grew pleading: 
"Oh, Juan, I love you, but if you 
do not turn in the set, I will tell 
our parents." 

"You would break a vow?" Juan 
replied. "Then surely you are no 
better than a thief yourself." 

"I-I forgot my promise," mur- 
mured Conchita. "No, I will not 
tell. But if you keep the set, you 
will be punished by God. Have we 
not been taught it pays to be hon- 

Juan refused to meet her gaze. 

"Sometimes I am not so sure that 
it does," he said lamely. "Besides, 
I have not said I will not turn in 
the set. I only said I might keep it. 
I will decide by the time we reach 
school tomorrow." 

"I will pray for you tonight," 
Conchita told him. 

"I, too, will pray," Juan prom- 
ised. "And now I think I will go to 

"Vaya con Dios," his sister whis- 
pered. "Go with God." 

Juan slept poorly that night. 

In THE morning, Juan 
avoided his sister's questioning 
glances as much as possible. He 
left for school ahead of her, carry- 
ing the pen and pencil with him. 
Usually he walked with a light, 
springy stride, but this morning his 
feet dragged and his shoulders 
sagged. He felt as if a great weight 
had been laid upon his back. 

It is no use, he thought. Much 
as I want the set, I cannot keep it. 
I will turn it in to the principal as 
soon as I get to school. Yes, that is 
what I must do. 

Having decided on a definite 
course of action, Juan felt im- 
mensely relieved. He breathed deep- 
ly of the cool air, and threw back 
his shoulders. Whoever had lost the 
pen and pencil set would call at the 
principal's office to see if it had 
been found. When they did, they 
would learn that he, Juan Perez, 
had found it and turned it in. 

Any lingering reluctance Juan 

may have felt upon giving up his 

find was quickly dispelled by the 

admiring smile and warm hand- 

( Continued on page 21) 




s\/* OW LOOK WITH me to the 

If J book of Daniel, chapter one, 
# / verses 4 through 8. "Chil- 
dren in whom was no blemish, but 
well favoured, and skilful in all 
wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, 
and understanding science, and 
such as had ability in them to 
stand in the king's palace, and 
whom they might teach the learn- 
ing and the tongue of the Chal- 
deans. And the king appointed 
them a daily provision of the king's 
meat, and of the wine which he 
drank: so nourishing them three 
years, that at the end thereof 
they might stand before the king. 
Now among these were of the 
children of Judah, Daniel, Hana- 
niah, Mishael, and Azariah: Unto 
whom the prince of the eunuchs 
gave names: for he gave unto 
Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; 
and to Hananiah, Shadrach; and 
to Mishael, of Meshach; and to 
Azariah, of Abed-nego. But Daniel 
purposed in his heart that he 
would not defile himself with the 
portion of the king's meat, nor 
with the wine which he drank: 
therefore he requested of the prince 
of the eunuchs that he might not 
defile himself." 

May God add his blessings to 
the reading of His word. Shall we 
pray? Father, touch your minister 
today. May I speak words in sea- 
son to those who are weary. Give 
me the tongue of the learned. May 
the glory and shekinah of God 
come down upon this audience. 
May the Holy Spirit of God strike 
the hearts of those who know You 
not. May they be convicted of their 
sins, and may those who are dis- 
couraged be lifted up and made to 
sit in heavenly places in Christ 
Jesus. Amen. 

First, let us survey the world 
that has been created for this gen- 
eration of youth, the world that 
the former generation bequeathed 
to the youth of our day. Parental 
neglect, lack of Christian influence 
in the home, broken homes and 
the behavioristic philosophy advo- 
cated in many systems of education 

have all contributed to the prob- 
lem of our times. Captain William 
Hartung, of the city in which I 
live, Baltimore, Md., said, "Some- 
thing seems to have happened to 
kids in the last two or three 
years." Really, what has happened 
to kids in the last two or three 
years is the result of listening to 
atheists- and infidels who have 
taken God out of the textbooks 
and have propagated the godless 
philosophy of life. Professor Soro- 
kin of Harvard University said, 
"If more and .more individuals are 
brought up in this sex-saturated 
atmosphere without deep moral 
and spiritual restraint, they will 
become rudderless folks, controlled 
only by the winds of their environ- 

Look at the youth today. They 
have been thrust into a world rid- 
dled by vice, strife and immorality. 
Look at their environment. Unless 
they have some guidance and 
leadership, what can we expect but 
chaos. In fact, if the young peo- 
ple of this generation are not 
brought to the Lord Jesus Christ, 
there may not be another gener- 
ation. If we lose the young peo- 
ple of today, the coming genera- 
tion is damned unless there is di- 
vine intervention. One sociologist 
said, "Unless this mad obsession 
with sex can be reversed, we are 

Sociologists, psychiatrists, judges, 
criminologists, law enforcement of- 
ficers and organizations of various 
kinds have sought for a solution to 
stop this rage of juvenile delin- 
quency; but it goes on unabated. 
Authorities tell us that during 1960, 
crime will become the greatest in 
American and British history. In 
the United States of America, it 
is predicted that there will be 540,- 
000 juvenile offenders, the offenses 
ranging from theft, to rape, to mur- 
der. This is the environment into 
which our young people have been 

What kind of youth does a world 
like this need? My remarks will 

The Kind 


That the 

World Nee 

By Ray H. Hughes 


be around this question, and I'm 
using for a subject, The Kind of 
Youth That the World Needs. 

Basically, this prob- 
lem is a spiritual one. For this rea- 
son the various agencies who have 
tried everything from reform to 
culture have failed to solve the 
problem. Youths have been called 
the victims of uncertain times; but 
actually, these times present op- 
portunities for young people. We 
need not be victims of the times, 
but victors amidst these times. The 
Bible says, "... we are more than 
conquerors through him that loved 
us" (Romans 8:37). 

When we stop to think of the 
accomplishments of young people 
of yesteryear, we realize that the 
accent has always been on youth. 
Esther came into the kingdom at 
the time she was needed. The 
Scripture says, ". . . and who know- 
eth whether thou art come to the 
kingdom for such a time as this?" 
Who knows but what God has 
raised up Pentecostal young people 
for just such a time as this, for 
just such a day that we can meet 
the challenge that is before us. 

We must not succumb to these 
times, but the times must challenge 
us. We should accept this day as 
an opportunity to win others for 
Christ. When Jesus Christ chose 

his twleve disciples, for the most 
part, they were young men. Great 
old men have most generally been 
great young men. Let us notice 
some of the contributions that 
young people have made to the 

Gallileo discovered the law of the 
vibration of the pendulum at the 
age of 18 and became a professor 
at 25. Joan of Arc led the armies of 
France at 18. Tennyson wrote his 
first volume of poems at 18. Calvin 
wrote "The Institutes" at the age 
of 27. Napoleon was commander of 
the armies of Italy at 27. David 
Livingstone became a missionary to 
Africa at 27. Oliver Cromwell was 
British Prime Minister at the age 
fo 25 and a member of Parliament 
at 29; Gladstone, at 23 and Pitt, 
at 21. Alexander the Great con- 
quered the known world at the 
age of 32 and wept because there 
were no more worlds to conquer. 

Outside the Damascus gate of 
Jerusalem on the lone, dark, gray 
hill called Calvary, another Young 
Man defied the forces of hell and 
spoiled principalities and powers, 
made a show of them openly and 
triumphed over them. A Young Man 
only 33 years of age was nailed 
to the transverse cross for the sins 
of other young people. He took 
their place and pardoned the sins 

of youth. 

Yes, the accent has always been 
on youth. When Socrates, the great 
philosopher, returned to Athens, he 
would always inquire about the 
welfare of the youth. When asked 
why, he replied, "Because the 
future of Athens depends on its 
youth." Benjamin Kidd made this 
statement, "Give us the youth, and 
we will create a new mind and a 
new earth in a single generation." 
It was Goethe who said, "The des- 
tiny of a nation can be determined 
at any time by the opinions of her 
youth." We are not victims! Not on 
your life! We are victors! 

In verse 4 of Daniel 1 we read, 
"Children in whom was no blem- 
ish . . ." The word "children" means 
youth. Four young men had been 
taken into Babylonian captivity and 
were away from home. It was the 
desire of Nebuchadnezzar that 
these Hebrew youths would be- 
come acclimated. 

The first step was to change 
their names. Daniel's name, which 
means "God is our judge," was 
changed to Belteshazzar, which 
means "the hidden treasures of 
Bel." Hananiah, meaning "t h e 
grace of the Lord," was changed to 
Shadrach, meaning "the inspira- 
tion of the shining sun." Mishael 

(Continued on next page) 


means the "Lord is a strong God"; 
Meshach, "the goddess of Shach." 
Azariah, "the Lord our help," was 
changed to a Chaldean name, 
Abed-nego, which means "servant 
of the shining fire." With changed 
names and changed environment, 
these boys maintained what they 
had been taught in Zion. What 
they had been taught in the 
church they could live on the 
street under all circumstances. Al- 
though these youths were away 
from home and the influence of 
parents, they did not bow to evil 

The world needs young people 
with conviction. Stable youth for a 
changing world, young people who 
can say no, young people, like 
Daniel, who will not defile them- 
selves with the king's meat and 
the king's wine, young people who 
will dare to be different and have 
courage and strength to be dif- 
ferent is our need. If we serve 
Christ, there is a cross of being 

There is a feeling in the world 
today that we ought to conform 
to the world in a measure to at- 
tract and hold our youth. Con- 
sessions have been made, but young 
people continue to make their exo- 
dus from the church. The truth is, 
young people want to be different 
and want to be challenged to be 
different. It is evident that young 
people are non-conformists, revolu- 
tionary and unconventional. The 
young people of these times strive 
to be different. Listen to their con- 
versation. Someone who doesn't 
conform to their pattern is a 
square or an odd ball. If you don't 
understand what they're saying, 
they might ask you, "Don't you 
dig our jive?" Since young people 
are different, why not be different 
for something that counts. Why 
not be different for Jesus Christ? 

The world needs youth with a 
true philosophy of purity. In these 
days morality in the eyes of the 
public is relative and not absolute. 
Trial marriages are advocated, and 
pre-marital relationship is con- 
doned. Sexual chastity is ridiculed 
as old-fashion. Marriage loyalty is 
tabooed. Newsstands are filled with 
obscene literature, pornography is 
fast becoming a billion dollar busi- 

ness. The music of our day has a 
sensual beat and suggestive words. 
Newspapers play up and glorify 
lust. The movie screen emphasizes 
the lust and vice of our times. 
Amidst all this, what kind of young 
people does this world need? 

The world needs young people 
of sterling character like Joseph 
who did not listen to the siren 
voice of a lewd woman but left 
his coat and risked being thrown 
in prison. We need young men like 
Daniel who will say, "I will not 
defile myself with alcholic bever- 
ages. Advertise it as much as you 
like. It will not entice me." We 
need young women like Queen 
Vashti, who at the time of a big 
party and banquet, refused to be- 
come a sex symbol when the king 
desired her to display her beauty 
before the crowd. She lost her posi- 
tion; she was driven from the 
palace, but she maintained her 
purity and held her virtue. 

The Bible tells us, ". . . keep thy- 
self pure" (1 Timothy 5:22). I 
would say the same to the young 
people in Albert Hall this after- 
noon, as well as to the oldsters. 
And mind you, some of you old- 
sters can stand some of this. I 
have never seen such laxity among 
adults as today. I think this is one 
of the great reasons why delin- 
quency exists among the youth. 

". . . keep thyself pure." "Flee al- 
so youthful lusts ..." (2 Timothy 
2:22). Those things that you desire 
to do just once for the thrill will 
grip you like a vice and hold you 
like a leech until you become a 
victim, a servant and a slave in- 
stead of one who has pleasure. 

The question is asked, "How can 
I overcome these things? I must 
have a way out." You will admit 
that what I have said is right, 
but you want an answer. You can 
always find the answer in the Bi- 
ble. "Wherewithal shall a young 
man cleanse his way? by taking 
heed thereto according to thy 
word" (Psalm 119:9). And Jesus 
said, "Now ye are clean through 
the word which I have spoken un- 
to you" (John 15:3). The Word of 
God is the greatest element. The 
Word will give you guidance and 

The world needs young people 

with courage. Young people that 
will not ask for pity or compromise, 
but courage to stand when it comes 
to a clash of loyalties will meet 
this need. Courage, when the world 
becomes a rival to the church, to 
say, "I'll take the church," courage 
to stand with the despised few who 
are made spectacles and fools for 
Christ's sake, courag